Teto's Produce Oxnard - Wear A Mask

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Teto's Produce Oxnard - Wear A Mask

Description

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The video was filmed at Teto's Produce in Oxnard. In the video, the viewer can see that a fruit stand employee is being harassed by a client who refuses to wear his mask in the small shop. The fruit stand has a policy that requires patrons/customers to wear masks to ensure everyone's safety, particularly that of its employees, during the pandemic. When my family arrived at the stand to buy fruit, we saw a tall male customer towering over the petite female employee as she held two boxes of strawberries and quietly/calmly stood her ground by refusing to provide service until the customer wore a mask. My family and I stepped in to help the girl and asked the customer several times to either wear a mask or leave. Later, the girl's mother arrived and shared that the family had just lost a loved one to COVID19 and that they take the virus seriously. She also mentioned that her daughter is harassed in this way on a daily basis, by customers who refuse to wear a mask. The belligerent customer left after we threatened to call police for harassing the young woman at the fruit stand.

Creator

Evelyn Aleman and Julia Macias

Date

2020-08-16

Format

iPhone X

Subject

COVID-19 (Disease)

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)
Oxnard (Calif.)

Rights

Rights are retained by the creator.

Type

Video

Citation

evelyn, “Teto's Produce Oxnard - Wear A Mask,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed February 1, 2023, http://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/2776.