Prayer #417: For Wisdom for NC Businesses Regarding Masking
Under Governor Roy Cooper's recent executive order, people in the state who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear masks, indoors or outdoors. However, retail chain stores and individual businesses can still require masking and social distancing for everyone if they deem it prudent. Among the major retail and grocery stores in North Carolina, Walmart, Sam's Club, Trader Joe's, Publix, Wegmans, and Costco are now not requiring fully vaccinated persons to wear masks in their stores. On the other hand, Target, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, Home Depot, Lowes, CVS, Walgreens, Starbucks, and Petco are among those that still require everyone to wear masks. In the coming days, more stores and businesses will be heard from, one way or another.
Pray for the owners and management of area retail stores, businesses, restaurants, fitness centers, and entertainment venues as they seek to make decisions regarding whether or not to require masking for all or just the unvaccinated. Pray for God's wisdom for them as they deliberate in the coming days and weeks.
Ps. 62:8: "Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us."