“Ask Ann Landers” in the coronavirus era

Editor’s note: From 1955 to 2000, the Ask Ann Landers syndicated advice column was a regular feature in many newspapers across North America. Now, in the coronavirus era, newspapers are reintroducing “expert advice.” This is from the San Diego Union Tribune this morning:

But won’t banks and convenience stores think I’m a robber if I show up in a mask?

“Calls to 7-Eleven and Bank of America’s corporate offices went unanswered on Friday. But a Mission Federal Credit Union employee said on Friday that customers wearing face masks will be allowed inside its branches. For the latest social distancing measures and security reasons, only a few customers will be admitted to branch offices at a time.”

The rest of the article is here.

“Ann Landers” in Chicago in 1968 (Credit: Chicago Tribune)

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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