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More on the importance of a mandatory mask requirement

In last week’s blog, I discussed the importance of location-based entertainment venues, including family entertainment centers, having a mandatory face requirement to maximize their current attendance and revenues.

Here’s some more current data on peoples’ beliefs and behaviors concerning masks.

The percent of people reporting they are wearing a face mask at all times or sometimes but not always has changed little much since July. 87% currently report currently wearing a mask.

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Two-thirds of adults consider wearing a face mask more of a preventative measure. It’s 85% among Democrats.

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The USC Center for Economic and Social Research’s Understanding Coronavirus in America tracking survey that is updated daily for a 7-day average shows that as of today, 88.5% of adults currently consider wearing a face mask effective for keeping safe from the coronavirus.

For location-based entertainment destinations to grow their attendances out of pandemic lows, the above data further confirms it is essential to have a mandatory mask requirement to make as many people as possible feel as safe and comfortable as possible, the majority of whom believe in and are currently wearing a mask.

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About Randy White

Randy White is CEO and co-founder of the White Hutchinson Leisure & Learning Group. The 31-year-old company, with offices in Kansas City, Missouri, has worked for over 600 clients in 37 countries throughout the world. Projects the company has designed and produced have won seventeen 1st place awards. Randy is considered to be one of the world's foremost authorities on feasibility, brand development, design and production of leisure experience destinations including entertainment, eatertainment, edutainment, agritainment/agritourism, play and leisure facilities.

Randy was featured on the Food Network's Unwrapped television show as an eatertainment expert, quoted as an entertainment/edutainment center expert in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times and Time magazine and received recognition for family-friendly designs by Pizza Today magazine. One of the company's projects was featured as an example of an edutainment project in the book The Experience Economy. Numerous national newspapers have interviewed him as an expert on shopping center and mall entertainment and retail-tainment.

Randy is a graduate of New York University. Prior to repositioning the company in 1989 to work exclusively in the leisure and learning industry, White Hutchinson was active in the retail/commercial real estate industry as a real estate consultancy specializing in workouts/turnarounds of commercial projects. In the late 1960s to early 1980s, Randy managed a diversified real estate development company that developed, owned and managed over 2.0 million square feet of shopping centers and mixed-use projects and 2,000 acres of residential subdivisions. Randy has held the designations of CSM (Certified Shopping Center Manager) and Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX) from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

He has authored over 150 articles that have been published in over 40 leading entertainment/leisure and early childhood education industry magazines and journals and has been a featured speaker and keynoter at over 40 different conventions and trade groups.

Randy is the editor of his company's Leisure eNewsletter, has a blog and posts on Twitter and Linkedin.

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