A Play Avenue Museum worker needed to name the cops after a household refused to put on their masks correctly.
ST CHARLES, Mo. — Carron Hakim loves bringing her two-year-old son to the Play Avenue Museum in St. Charles, even when she has to put on a masks inside.
“Truthfully, I am not an enormous fan of carrying them but when I come to a enterprise that has an indication on them that claims masks are required, I’ll put them on,” Hakim mentioned.
“Small areas are vital for younger improvement and letting them discover independently on their very own, however it’s not that nice for six ft distancing with COVID,” Play Avenue Museum proprietor Nicole Simon mentioned.
She requires masks for individuals ages 5 and up, whether or not they’re vaccinated or not.
“We do require the masks to maintain the little ones protected, particularly that are not vaccinated. Whether or not or not you need your youngsters vaccinated or not. Some individuals do and a few individuals simply really feel actually uncomfortable with out the protocols in place,” Simon mentioned.
One household did not take too effectively to the masks rule, even when Retailer Supervisor Abby Gatzke instructed them over the cellphone earlier than they arrived, and reminded them throughout their go to.
“The 2 girls within the group had been a minimum of having them on their faces all the time,” Gatzke mentioned.
She says the issue received worse when the person they had been with returned from getting a drink.
“He did not have the masks in any respect, so I walked as much as him and requested ‘do you continue to have the masks I gave you?’ He mentioned ‘Sure’ took it out of his pocket, waited for me to stroll away and put it again in his pocket, which was actually irritating,” Gatzke mentioned.
After reminding the household a number of occasions, it result in an argument. Once they refused to depart, an worker referred to as the police.
“Safety ended up coming after which the police ended up coming as a result of they would not depart they usually would not put on their masks correctly, so it sort of simply greater than I believe it wanted to be,” Simon mentioned.
The St. Charles Police Division mediated the argument, and the household left. Hakim says in case you enter a enterprise, it’s worthwhile to comply with their guidelines.
“It is as much as the companies to make these decisions and if I select to not put on one then I needn’t come right here,” Hakim mentioned.
The household signed waivers, agreeing to comply with the protocols and paid the entry payment.
The proprietor did not’ really feel comfy releasing the surveillance video.
The St. Charles Police Division spokesperson Tom Wilkison says companies have the fitting to ask you to depart in case you do not comply with their guidelines.
He mentioned in case you do not comply with the principles, and you do not depart, it might be thought-about trespassing.