A statewide mask mandate will be reinstated on Monday, according to Gov. J.B. Pritzker. This time, both unvaccinated and vaccinated Illinoisans will be required to wear a mask indoors.
Like the first mask mandate during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, not everyone is on board with the mitigations. Some are boycotting businesses that follow the executive order.
The Sweet and Savory Spot located in Westmont is the latest businesses to lose customers over enforcing the mandate inside the dining room.
Danielle Kirin says she has encountered upset customers because of the mask policy, which was already put in place before the order was announced.
“We suffer because we follow it,” said Kirin. “It’s hard to be consistent when there are so many changes and everyone kind of doing their own thing on top of it.”
Kirin’s small business usually has just four employees working at the bakery.
“If one of us gets…