Nothing has been a certainty in the ongoing drama that is the COVID-19 pandemic/panic/public policy disaster. The advice on mask wearing has changed, as you know, since the beginning of the outbreak here. Some think that it will be long into 2021 and maybe beyond. Wow. Consider the social, mental and perhaps physical effect that will have.

But as of July 8 of this year, one of 'Goobernor' Phil Murphy's executive orders stated that masks must be worn outside when social distancing isn't possible. OK, if you're in a long line at the MVC or waiting to vote at a polling place. Wait, he fixed that, now we can't vote in our regular polling place. Well, you know, outside when you can't socially distance, whatever the eff that means. Also when he reopened indoor dining, you also have to wear one at your table unless you're eating or drinking.

None of this makes sense to me since the science of cloth mask-wearing and viruses doesn't make much sense. But let's say you don't want any trouble and you wear a mask in stores and in some kind of crowd outside. Fine. I even wore mine at an auto race this summer, because everyone else was doing so to avoid having the place shut down. But here is where some people in New Jersey have seen people ALONE wearing a mask.

  • AT THE DOG PARK
  • FISHING ON A JETTY AT BARNEGAT LIGHT
  • ON A GOLF COURSE
  • FISHING ON A BOAT ON A LAKE IN LAKEHURST
  • DRIVING ALONE IN A CAR
  • SITTING ALONE ON A PARK BENCH
  • FISHING ON THE BEACH IN BEACH HAVEN
  • RIDING A BIKE ON THE AC BOARDWALK

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Dennis Malloy. Any opinions expressed are Dennis' own.