Joe Holtz’s suspension


Dear Editors,

I missed the issue of the Gazette in which Joe Holtz’s suspension was reported.

I’m appalled at the severity of the punishment. I share shops and mass transit with unmasked people whose vaccination status and exposure to the virus I don’t know. One COVID-exposed person wearing an N95 doesn’t even register on my radar, especially since, as I hope we all know, mask-wearing people are protecting others more than they’re protecting themselves.

As well, I might point out that we’re all taking the vaccination and exposure status of our fellow shoppers on trust. A month’s suspension without pay or the ability to shop is a Twitter-mob-worthy response to Mr. Holtz’s infraction.

Jolanta Benal