EL PASO, Texas -- Some local businesses are changing the mask signs placed on their business entrance, while others are taking them down altogether. The Centers for disease control says people who are fully vaccinated no longer have to wear a mask outdoors or indoors.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott also told Texans they can drop the mask. However, even with the CDC guidance and the announcement from the Governor, the Mayor and County Judge are asking El Pasoans to continue to wear masks.
While going around El Paso, ABC-7 crews noticed some businesses taking the mask signs down, while other businesses continue to ask for customers to keep the maks, but don't require it while entering the business.
“If they forget and hey still don’t have it, it’s okay, we’ll let them in," Ashley Ludden owner of 'Up and Running' said.
Ludden said 99% of the their customers enter with a mask without management telling them to do so.
"People come in and if they realize they don't have it (mask) they'll say 'hey is it alright if I come in without my mask?' And that's when we say, 'yeah it's alright we'll accommodate you'," Ludden said.
Ludden said the store does not ask for proof that someone has been vaccinated against Covid-19.
It's the same case with another business, Circle K, near Mesa and Executive. Circle K displays a sign at the entrance informing customers that vaccinated staff and customers are not required to wear a mask. Staff told ABC-7 they do not ask for proof of vaccination.