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Businesses make face mask mandatory

Businesses make face mask mandatoryTranscriptThe heated debate over face masks continues as some major businesses decide to make them mandatory.When you head into Starbucks for your triple tall, skinny, vanilla, flat white or whatever your order of choice is, the company is saying you better have a mask.Starbucks is now requiring them for all customers at all US stores. The policy went into effect Wednesday.For those who will not wear a mask they can go through the drive-thru, get curbside pickup or delivery. Best Buy and Costsco are also now requiring all shoppers to wear face masks. And starting next week Walmart, Kohls and Kroger customers can't shop without a mask. Some industry groups and unions have been pushing for stricter mask policies.But some retail chains have been reluctant to do that because they say the move may not go over well with the customers who are opposed to wearing face masks. Some states are stepping up their efforts as well. Alabama has become the 36th state to issue a mask mandate.But some states are heading in the opposite direction.Wednesday Georgia Governor Brian Kemp urged residents to wear masks and social distance on Twitter. But Wednesday night Kemp signed an executive order banning cities and counties from mandating that people have to wear a mask in public.With no federal mandate in place leaders are encouraging people to act responsibly.Posted – 7.16.20

Posted by Sign1News on Thursday, July 16, 2020
Deaf news: Requesting stories for tribute

Hello! The Daily Moth is collecting short stories about the Deaf people who lost their lives due to Covid-19. We would like to do a tribute.The purpose of this is to remember who they were by sharing their story and to recognize them as part of our Deaf community. If you know someone that should be included in this tribute, please contact me at Please do not post a comment with that Deaf person's (who passed away) name or tag that person's friend or family member. Please email me privately. The goal is to collect stories within two weeks. If you have any questions or clarifications, feel free to email me too.Thank you.

Posted by The Daily Moth on Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Thursday, July 16 top news briefs

Trump drops plan to block international students; 213 killed in South Asia from floods and landslides; Nick Cannon apologies for "anti-Semitic" comments; 3 women attack Spirit Airlines employees at airport; NASCAR All-Star Race draws 20,000 fans in TennesseeTranscript:

Posted by The Daily Moth on Thursday, July 16, 2020
Wednesday, July 15 top news briefs

Tuberville defeats Sessions; North Carolina city supports reparations for Black residents; Kanye West reportedly to drop out of the 2020 presidential race; Georgia teen killed when parachute fails to open; Tyra Banks is the new host of Dancing With The StarsTranscript:

Posted by The Daily Moth on Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Tuesday, July 14 top news briefs

Covid 19 updates; Federal government executes man; Glee star Naya Rivera found dead; Dancing With The Stars co-hosts let go; Comet NEOWISE visible to EarthTranscript:

Posted by The Daily Moth on Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Text 911 is now available in NYC!

[Sponsored Post] Do you live in NYC or plan to visit? You can now text 911 through your mobile phone if there’s an emergency. Visit to learn more. Remember: Always call 911 if you can. Text only if you can’t!Check out the video to learn more about how to use Text-to-911 in NYC, and here are some tips:-Enter 911 without spaces or hyphens.-Self-identify as Deaf.-Text the reason for your emergency.-Text your full address or cross streets and borough.-Use complete words and sentences, not abbreviations.-Don’t text 911 in a group chat or send photos, videos, GIFs, or emojis.-Answer all of the operator’s questions. The operator will end the chat.[TRANSCRIPT WITH VISUAL DESCRIPTIONS IN COMMENTS]#text911 #text #NYC #newyorkcity #manhattan #bronx #queens #brooklyn #statenisland

Posted by The Daily Moth on Friday, July 10, 2020