How Charlotte businesses will handle latest mask mandate

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte’s indoor mask mandate goes into effect Wednesday. The mandate requires that face coverings be worn by individuals age four and older in any indoor public place, business or establishment within the City of Charlotte and the unincorporated areas of Mecklenburg County, regardless of vaccination status.

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department has said it will not be enforcing the mandate and will only get involved if a business calls in for help, leaving the responsibility to carry out the orders to business owners.

Dilworth Neighborhood Grill owner Matt Wohlfarth supports wearing masks, but he’s not looking forward to enforcing the mandate.

“That’s not something that we want to do. It’s not something we’re good at,” he told Channel 9′s Mark Becker. “You train people to do a job, and no one wants to be the mask police.”

>> In the video at the top of the page, hear more from Wohlfarth and other Charlotte business owners about how they plan to handle the mandate.

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