How local businesses are handling the mask mandate

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-Starting Monday, July 20, several chain stores across the country will be requiring the use of face masks.

Local businesses like Barbara Stewart Interiors in Bowling Green are recommending that customers wear masks, and everyone is given a mask if they don’t already have them.

The story is different nationally, where bigger chains like Walmart and Target are requiring all customers to be masked upon entry.

While there have been stories across the country of customers causing scenes and arguing with retail employees, locally, Susan Hoechner of Barbara Stewart Interiors said she hasn’t run into any problems with customers wearing masks.