July 10, 2020 – A mandatory mask order has New Mexicans wearing face coverings in public or risking a fine and a misdemeanor criminal charge. With few tickets being written by police agencies, retail employees are scrambling to enforce the law by reminding customers to mask-up in order to shop at their business – which can cause potentially violent situations with those who refuse. Correspondent Megan Kamerick talked with retail worker Cody Westfall about his experience with a customer and psychologist Dr. Samuel Roll about this phenomenon.
Correspondent: Megan Kamerick
Cody Westfall, Simply Diego’s pet store employee
Dr. Samuel Roll, UNM professor emeritus