New dad and mom of an immunocompromised son had been kicked out of a Texas restaurant final week after they refused to take off the masks they put on to guard their child.
Natalie Wester and her husband, Jose, went to Grasp Time, a restaurant and bar within the northern Dallas suburb of Rowlett with a number of pals on September 11, once they say workers members informed them they may not put on their masks indoors.
Wester stated she tried to clarify how her son is immunocompromised, when a waitress informed them that if that they had an issue with the coverage they may depart – which they did.
Now, the proprietor of the bar and grill is defending his no-mask coverage, calling mask-wearing an ‘general response’ and saying he’ll proceed to implement the coverage in an interview with CBS DFW.
Natalie Wester and her husband, Jose, went to Grasp Time, a restaurant and bar within the northern Dallas suburb of Rowlett with a number of pals on September 11, once they say workers members informed them they may not put on their masks indoors
The couple are new dad and mom to Austin, a four-month-old recognized with cystic fibrosis at delivery. They now put on masks at any time when they enterprise out of their home to guard him
Wester wrote about her expertise on the restaurant on Fb
Wester stated she and Jose went to the restaurant final Saturday to fulfill up with a number of pals – a uncommon outing for the couple since their son, Austin, was born 4 months in the past.
‘Should you’ve ever been new dad and mom, having these couple of hours out like a couple of times a month is so vital in your psychological well being,’ she informed the native CBS affiliate.
However when she bought there, she posted on Fb, the hostess requested her and her husband to take their masks off.
‘The music was loud, so I simply assumed she wished to see our faces for our IDs,’ Wester wrote. ‘She once more stated one thing about taking the masks off, [but] as a result of I couldn’t hear her very effectively, I brushed it off.’
Wester and her husband then sat down at a desk, ordered some drinks and an appetizer, she stated, however about half an hour later, her waitress sits down subsequent to her, saying ‘Our supervisor informed me to return over right here as a result of I’m nicer than he’s – however that is political, and I would like you to take your masks off.’
‘She stated that the masks “doesn’t work, is like utilizing a chain-link fence to maintain out mosquitoes and doesn’t give individuals sufficient oxygen,”‘ Wester recounted in her submit, noting that when Austin was born they discovered he had cystic fibrosis – a genetic dysfunction that causes extreme harm to the lungs, digestive system and different organs.
‘Cystic fibrosis is a really life threatening dysfunction,’ Wester continued, ‘and if my son had been to contract COVID, he would must be hospitalized.’
So, she stated, ‘when my husband and I are out, which isn’t typically, we select to put on a masks.’
‘I knowledgeable my waitress of this data,’ she stated, ‘and he or she informed me she may shut my verify for me if it was a difficulty.
‘Fantastic,’ Wester stated. ‘My husband and I left with out a scene.’
The proprietor, solely recognized as ‘Tom,’ informed CBS DFW he’ll proceed to implement his no-mask rule
He stated his restaurant (pictured) is a personal enterprise and he has the correct to refuse service to prospects carrying masks
Now, although, the proprietor, solely recognized by CBS as ‘Tom,’ is defending his no-mask coverage, telling CBS DFW his restaurant is a personal enterprise and he has each proper to refuse service to a buyer.
‘I’ve spent my cash on the enterprise, my blood, sweat and tears on this enterprise, and I don’t need masks in right here,’ he stated, including: ‘I really feel the general response with masks is ridiculous in america proper now.’
His restaurant doesn’t have any indicators warning prospects concerning the coverage, CBS DFW studies, so the hostess tells everybody to take their masks off once they enter.
‘So once they put their masks on the opposite evening, they had been reminded that on the entrance to take it off,’ he stated of Wester and her husband. ‘They didn’t wish to, and so we requested them to depart.’
Tom stated he was unaware that they had an immunocompromised child, however he strongly believes individuals can’t put on masks in his enterprise – a rule he stated he’ll proceed to implement.