COVID-inspired mask chain store aims to become obsolete

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COVID-inspired mask chain store aims to become obsolete

In this Sept. 18, 2020, photo provided by Kaiser Health News, face masks are sold at a COVID-19 Essentials store in Park Meadows Mall, in Lone Tree, Colo. The Lone Tree store called COVID-19 Essentials is part of what may be the country's first retail chain dedicated solely to an infectious disease. With many U.S. stores closing during the coronavirus pandemic, the owners of this chain have seized on an empty space in the Park Meadows Mall. They're banking on a growing acceptance that wearing masks is a reality that may last well into 2021, if not longer. (Markian Hawryluk/Kaiser Health News via AP)
In this Sept. 18, 2020, photo provided by Kaiser Health News, is the COVID-19 Essentials store at the Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree, Colo. The Lone Tree store called COVID-19 Essentials is part of what may be the country's first retail chain dedicated solely to an infectious disease. With many U.S. stores closing during the coronavirus pandemic, the owners of this chain have seized on an empty space in the Park Meadows Mall. They're banking on a growing acceptance that wearing masks is a reality that may last well into 2021, if not longer. (Markian Hawryluk/Kaiser Health News via AP)
In this Sept. 18, 2020, photo provided by Kaiser Health News, decorated face masks are sold at a COVID-19 Essentials store in Park Meadows Mall, in Lone Tree, Colo. The Lone Tree store called COVID-19 Essentials is part of what may be the country's first retail chain dedicated solely to an infectious disease. With many U.S. stores closing during the coronavirus pandemic, the owners of this chain have seized on an empty space in the Park Meadows Mall. They're banking on a growing acceptance that wearing masks is a reality that may last well into 2021, if not longer. (Markian Hawryluk/Kaiser Health News via AP)
In this Sept. 18, 2020, photo provided by Kaiser Health News, keylike devices to open doors and press elevator buttons without touching them, some even with built-in bottle openers, are sold at a COVID-19 Essentials store in Park Meadows Mall, south of downtown Denver, in Lone Tree, Colo. The store called COVID-19 Essentials is part of what may be the country's first retail chain dedicated solely to an infectious disease. With many U.S. stores closing during the coronavirus pandemic, the owners of this chain have seized on an empty space in the Park Meadows Mall. They're banking on a growing acceptance that wearing masks is a reality that may last well into 2021, if not longer. (Markian Hawryluk/Kaiser Health News via AP)
In this Sept. 18, 2020, photo provided by Kaiser Health News, are face masks that are sold at a COVID-19 Essentials store in Park Meadows Mall, outside Denver, in Lone Tree, Colo. The Lone Tree store called COVID-19 Essentials is part of what may be the country's first retail chain dedicated solely to an infectious disease. With many U.S. stores closing during the coronavirus pandemic, the owners of this chain have seized on an empty space in the Park Meadows Mall. They're banking on a growing acceptance that wearing masks is a reality that may last well into 2021, if not longer. (Markian Hawryluk/Kaiser Health News via AP)
In this Sept. 18, 2020, photo provided by Kaiser Health News, a COVID-19 Essentials store employee decorates a face mask with rhinestone letters, spelling U-S-A in Park Meadows Mall, south of downtown Denver, in Lone Tree, Colo The COVID-19 Essentials store, has eight locations nationally, might be the first retail chain dedicated to an infectious disease. (Markian Hawryluk/Kaiser Health News via AP)

COVID-inspired mask chain store aims to become obsolete

In this Sept. 18, 2020, photo provided by Kaiser Health News, face masks are sold at a COVID-19 Essentials store in Park Meadows Mall, in Lone Tree, Colo. The Lone Tree store called COVID-19 Essentials is part of what may be the country's first retail chain dedicated solely to an infectious disease. With many U.S. stores closing during the coronavirus pandemic, the owners of this chain have seized on an empty space in the Park Meadows Mall. They're banking on a growing acceptance that wearing masks is a reality that may last well into 2021, if not longer. (Markian Hawryluk/Kaiser Health News via AP)
In this Sept. 18, 2020, photo provided by Kaiser Health News, is the COVID-19 Essentials store at the Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree, Colo. The Lone Tree store called COVID-19 Essentials is part of what may be the country's first retail chain dedicated solely to an infectious disease. With many U.S. stores closing during the coronavirus pandemic, the owners of this chain have seized on an empty space in the Park Meadows Mall. They're banking on a growing acceptance that wearing masks is a reality that may last well into 2021, if not longer. (Markian Hawryluk/Kaiser Health News via AP)
In this Sept. 18, 2020, photo provided by Kaiser Health News, decorated face masks are sold at a COVID-19 Essentials store in Park Meadows Mall, in Lone Tree, Colo. The Lone Tree store called COVID-19 Essentials is part of what may be the country's first retail chain dedicated solely to an infectious disease. With many U.S. stores closing during the coronavirus pandemic, the owners of this chain have seized on an empty space in the Park Meadows Mall. They're banking on a growing acceptance that wearing masks is a reality that may last well into 2021, if not longer. (Markian Hawryluk/Kaiser Health News via AP)
In this Sept. 18, 2020, photo provided by Kaiser Health News, keylike devices to open doors and press elevator buttons without touching them, some even with built-in bottle openers, are sold at a COVID-19 Essentials store in Park Meadows Mall, south of downtown Denver, in Lone Tree, Colo. The store called COVID-19 Essentials is part of what may be the country's first retail chain dedicated solely to an infectious disease. With many U.S. stores closing during the coronavirus pandemic, the owners of this chain have seized on an empty space in the Park Meadows Mall. They're banking on a growing acceptance that wearing masks is a reality that may last well into 2021, if not longer. (Markian Hawryluk/Kaiser Health News via AP)
In this Sept. 18, 2020, photo provided by Kaiser Health News, are face masks that are sold at a COVID-19 Essentials store in Park Meadows Mall, outside Denver, in Lone Tree, Colo. The Lone Tree store called COVID-19 Essentials is part of what may be the country's first retail chain dedicated solely to an infectious disease. With many U.S. stores closing during the coronavirus pandemic, the owners of this chain have seized on an empty space in the Park Meadows Mall. They're banking on a growing acceptance that wearing masks is a reality that may last well into 2021, if not longer. (Markian Hawryluk/Kaiser Health News via AP)
In this Sept. 18, 2020, photo provided by Kaiser Health News, a COVID-19 Essentials store employee decorates a face mask with rhinestone letters, spelling U-S-A in Park Meadows Mall, south of downtown Denver, in Lone Tree, Colo The COVID-19 Essentials store, has eight locations nationally, might be the first retail chain dedicated to an infectious disease. (Markian Hawryluk/Kaiser Health News via AP)