When Will Americans Feel Safe to Shop In A Store Again?


As we eventually return to some kind of normalcy, more and more stores will be open for business. But are people ready to shop? A new Yahoo poll has some surprising answers to the question.

29% of Americans admit they may NEVER feel comfortable buying in person again. What would make them feel more confident to go back into a store?

Some say they won't shop until they are personally vaccinated against COVID-19.

Other requirements folks say they would need are when their state or local governments give approval, when they can get tested, when everyone is wearing masks, or when the Feds give their approval. Some actually say they are already comfortable shopping in stores, although that sounds pretty risky to me at this point. How about you?

Wearing masks does make some people feel safer being in public and while 88% of Americans are wearing them, 22% say they shop online mostly simply because they don’t want to wear them in a store.

But whether they like them or not, it does seem that most Americans are wearing face masks, at least in public, especially when and where they are required. But there is a starting 10% that say they NEVER wear a mask. I think this is pretty risky behavior not to mask up, and I don't like seeing people without one.

In fact, when I go out for essential trips, not only are some without a mask, but many just don't observe the six feet rule! Please follow this rule, as corona is SO contagious. Think about 2 yard sticks..that's six feet!

Stay safe, and stay well. Hopefully you'll be able to shop in your fave store sooner than later.