Tampa Bay area restaurant says ‘Face diapers not required’

“A friendly reminder that we DO NOT require Face Masks.”

Photo via BeckyJack’s Food Shack/Facebook

Despite Florida outpacing the nation for a new highly-contagious coronavirus variant, a Tampa Bay area restaurant wants guests to know that face masks aren’t required.

BeckyJack’s Food Shack in Spring Hill has recently gone viral on social media, after posting a photo to its Facebook page that reads “Face Diapers Not Required Everyone Welcome.” 

“Howdy Folks! Happy Valentine’s Day,” said the caption on the post. “A friendly reminder that we DO NOT require Face Masks.”

While the post has generated plenty of positive and negative feedback, the owner says he was just informing patrons of his face mask policy, or lack of one. 

“We did a post just trying to be proactive letting everybody know what the mask requirement is or isn’t at Beckyjack’s because some people were coming in they were surprised that we weren’t wearing masks,” said owner Jesse Fox to WFLA.  “We’re getting a ton of feedback both positive and negative.”

The restaurant is located in Hernando County, which currently does not require face masks in restaurants, reports the station. 

Meanwhile, Florida added 6,297 new coronavirus cases  and 225 deaths on Tuesday. The state has now witnessed 1,837,285 infections statewide and 29,659 COVID-19-related deaths since March. 

Tampa Bay added 1,221 cases and 64 deaths Tuesday.

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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