Montgomery County businesses discuss mask policies

Now with the county’s mask mandate lifted, businesses can now decide whether or not to require masks.

On Thursday afternoon, a frequent customer of Woodcraft of Rockville, a woodworking supply store, walked past a sign asking him to wear a mask to keep fellow customers and employees safe.

Amy Bender, a co-owner and retail manager of Woodcraft, said the customer doesn’t wear a mask, but spends a considerable amount of money at her business.

Business owners like Bender are making choices about their rules or expectations for customers, now that they have that discretion.

With Montgomery County fully reopened and its mask mandate lifted, businesses now must decide whether to require them — possibly leading to varying policies depending on…

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