Rantz: Masks mandatory at outdoor Seattle market despite 70% vaccination rate

Seattle experienced beautiful weather for South Lake Union’s Saturday Market this past weekend. But you couldn’t enter without a mask thanks to ludicrous county rules.

Though food and beverage were served, and it’s an outdoor market, the event’s organizers mandated that attendees wear masks at all times because of ridiculous county rules. You could enter in a mask, purchase a gyro, then eat it sans mask one foot away from the entrance outside of the event. What sense does that make? As much as wearing masks outdoors.

None of these rules are backed by science. If we don’t push back, these ridiculous rules will continue

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