Texas Bar Tells People With Masks On To Stay Home

We've been hearing a lot about businesses that won't let people in without a mask.

A bar owner in Austin has decided the exact opposite, and will ban anyone who is wearing one from coming in.

Kevin Smith, owner of the Liberty Tree Tavern, posted a sign at his bar this week reading, “Sorry, no mask allowed. Please bare with us thru the ridiculous fearful times.”

"Due to concern for our customers, if they feel they need to wear a mask, they should stay at home until they feel it's safe to be in public without one" said Smith. "Being scared all the time isn’t good for your health. It suppresses your immune system."

Smith says he's still following state guidelines for social distancing and reduced occupancy, but he's drawing the line against masks calling it a "pushback against snitches."