Discussion initiated by RetailWire with commentary by retail experts debated whether or not retailers should continue to require associates and customers to wear masks. “I would urge frontline retail workers to continue to follow current safety protocols,” says Mark Ryski, Author, CEO & Founder of HeadCount Corporation. “No doubt these workers are tired of wearing masks and the other hygiene protocols, but health/safety is still the most important issue. The lifting mask requirements, while welcome by all, will make it virtually impossible for retailers to enforce any kind of mask regulation, since it will be impossible to police or verify if shoppers have been vaccinated. This is also why frontline workers should still wear masks.”