An Ontario Store Is Banning Masks Because 'The Only Virus Is In Your Mind'
A business owner in Minden, Ontario has taken a controversial stance on mask-usage.*
They have banned anyone wearing a mask from entering their store, Yum Naturals.
The shop has posted a sign that details the policy.
"There is no COVID," reads the sign. "Your body makes particles while you are healing. They are not contagious."
"It's time to wake up and end the tyranny. Turn off the mainstream lies. The only virus is in your mind, " it continues.
The owner of the store runs a blog, in which they have previously discussed their views on misinformation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
This policy at Yum Natural goes against provincial health orders, as Premier Doug Ford recently mandated that masks be worn in every indoor space in the province.
The new province-wide mandate requires face coverings in stores, public transit and workplaces.
*Editor's note: This article has been updated.