This Is Really Happening: Montana County Demands Citizens Wear Government-Issued Arm Bands to Shop at Grocery Stores
By Jim Hoft
We thought this was a spoof.
A Montana county is mandating citizens to wear a pink wrist band to go shopping at grocery stores.
The band represents the person has quarantined for 14 days.
You know who else had armbands?
Whaaatt! @pnjaban, have you seen this?
Montana Co. won’t allow you to do business without a pink wristband!
I recall Germany forcing Jews to wear a yellow Star of David on their clothing so they’d be easily identified and summarily discriminated against.
The Montana Daily Gazette reported:
In what might be one of the most over-the-top and draconian responses to coronavirus yet seen in Montana, Valley County is mandating that people wear government-issued pink arm bands in under to purchase products inside of stores. The measure, enforced by the Valley County Health Department, insists that store-owners keep customers out unless they have the pink arm-bands, which denote the customer has been in the area more than 14 days and submitted to quarantine protocol.
According to the flier produced by the Valley County Health Department, out-of-towners who lack the government-issued armbands will be prohibited from stores and residents are notified to call law enforcement if they do not comply.
The health department even issued a script to warn customers to flee, saying, “You are violating our Governor’s and Valley County’s Health Officer’s orders. I am happy to shop for you with curbside delivery. I will get the items for you and bring them to your car. If you don’t cooperate, you will force me to call law enforcement.”