Fort Worth Businesses Adjust to New Mask Guidance from the CDC – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Jon Bonnell is the owner of Bonnell’s Restaurant Group in Fort Worth. He has four restaurants and a fifth one in the works.

“I can promise you that it will be a lot more fun talking to you today than it was last year,” said Bonnell. “It was the craziest roller coaster of a year that I could ever imagine.”

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Jon Bonnell sits with reporter Vince Sims, discussing CDC’s instructions on how to wear masks

He says the CDC’s mask management states that fully vaccinated people don’t need to wear masks to relieve their employees.

“It’s nice to see I don’t have to be in the Masked Police game anymore,” said Bonnell.

In the future, they will promote masks, but not need them.


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Sign encouraging masks at Bonnell’s Restaurant in Fort Worth

“We’re not going to ask anyone if you’ve been vaccinated,” Bonnell said. “We will trust it when you are comfortable and secure and not wearing one that we are okay with.” this one in the restaurant. “

There will be a similar scene in the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum in Fort Worth.

“You had to wear your mask when you walked in,” said Jim Austin, co-founder of the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum, of pandemic logs.

Currently the museum only offers private tours. Austin hopes to be back to the public by mid-June.


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Jim Austin is a co-founder of the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum

“When guests come to the museum, we want you to wear your mask, but you don’t have to wear your mask,” Austin said.

Every single company has the right to define its mask guidelines.

Bonnell asks the public to respect this.

“Whatever they say, just deal with it for a while,” said Bonnell. “Please show some grace and understanding. We didn’t want to be the police or curse any of the employees for being fair.” follow a policy. “

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