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'Face diapers not required': Florida restaurant says no masks needed to dine

'Face diapers not welcome': Florida restaurant owner says no masks allowed
Posted at 12:54 PM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-20 15:45:04-05

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — One restaurant in Weeki Wachee in Hernando County went viral on Valentine's Day when they posted on Facebook that their restaurant does not require face masks.

BeckyJack's Food Shack near Weeki Wachee Springs State Park shared a Valentine's Day post on its Facebook page of a sign posted outside the restaurant. It read: "Face diapers not required! Everyone welcome."

The day after the post went viral, a post appeared on the page that responded to the criticism the policy faced.

"My email address is right here on our page. Y'all know me. Okay some do, the rest of y'all have no clue where Weeki Wachee is," the post said. "Yes we do not require facemasks and yes we think of them as diapers."

Gov. Ron DeSantis has resisted issuing a statewide mask mandate, instead leaving it up to individual counties and municipalities.

Although several counties in the Tampa Bay area have a mask requirement, Hernando County, where BeckyJack's Food Shack is located, does not.