'No mask - No entry.' Cuomo to sign law allowing NY businesses to deny entry to anyone without a mask

“You don’t want to wear a mask fine, but you don’t have a right to go into that store if that store owner doesn’t want you to.” — NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday he will sign an executive order that allows businesses in the state to deny entry to people who are not wearing a mask or similar face covering.

The governor said this was important because face masks are important to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has now killed more than 100,000 Americans.

“We’re giving the store owners the right to say if you’re not wearing a mask, you can’t come in. That store owner has a right to protect themselves, that store owner has a right to protect the other patrons in that store,” Cuomo said during the daily coronavirus briefing.

“You don’t want to wear a mask fine, but you don’t have a right to go into that store if that store owner doesn’t want you to.”

More at Reuters.