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HOME DEPOT: Unmasked West Boca Worker, No Response From Corporate

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COVID-19 Infections, Deaths Continue In Palm Beach County. Home Depot’s Masking Policy In Effect Since July.

Unmasked. Home Depot requires employees and customers to wear masks, but this was the scene in West Boca Raton on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Palm Beach County’s masking order remains in effect but concerned readers say it’s not being enforced at Home Depot in West Boca Raton at U.S. 441 and Glades Road.

This photo was sent to the BocaNewsNow.com newsroom on Saturday. We reached out to Home Depot (NYSE:HD) corporate headquarters in Atlanta but received no response from its media relations department. Media relations teams in major publicly held companies tend to monitor media requests 24/7.

The unmasked worker is notable as Palm Beach County — and Florida — see continued COVID-19 spread, cases and deaths.


The Palm Beach County masking order was just extended for 30 days. It’s expected to last well into 2021. Home Depot instituted a mandatory mask policy company-wide in July.

Home Depot stock closed up $1.84 Friday to $283.00.



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8 thoughts on “HOME DEPOT: Unmasked West Boca Worker, No Response From Corporate”

  1. Please Boca News I like your paper, why call out out the employee at Home Depot? I’m sure everyone including myself has made a mask gaff or mistake.. Is this truly news worthy??
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    Ed. note: A mask “mistake” could lead to someone else’s illness or death.

    1. I took the photo and was there for 20 minutes. He constantly had it off and the rare time he put it on it was under his nose. It’s not a gaff or else I wouldn’t have submitted it.

      1. Then why doesn’t trump wear a mask if it is mandatory, I think you are a sick lady and god will punish you

    2. Let’s all be on the hunt for mask-less citizens!!! What a joke. Find something better to do with your time. Be happy stores are open for our needless consumption. This sort of reporting from the paper and vigilant tattle-taler is counterproductive to society.

  2. Why not just go to manager and ask the policy to be enforced rather than shame the individual by having his photo distributed. Hope you can sleep at night, especially if it was an isolated incident. It could have been a wonderful part of a recurring in-house training. I don’t think there is anyone who not has a faulty mask encounter. Yes, may not be acceptable, but it happens. One must take personal responsibility and should you see someone not wearing their mask properly, use your head and keep a healthy distance apart.

  3. This is not newsworthy and may have cost this poor guy his job…enough already with this cancel culture!
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    Ed. Note: How many lives might he have cost? There is no excuse. Follow the rules. Let’s keep everyone safe and get past the pandemic. It’s never going to happen if masks are worn on chins.

  4. This isn’t shocking. The employees at this location are almost all lazy and seem to hate their jobs. That’s why I stopped shopping there.

  5. I have seen another employee in the return section on that same home depot with her mask taken off, she kept it like that for the 15 minutes that I stood in line to wait for a return. Thankfully, another associate took care of my return, but these employees have contact with public on a daily basis and this action is not acceptable.

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