Nantucket Store Closes For Mental Health Break

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NANTUCKET, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — One apparel store on Nantucket had to close for a mental health day after they reached a self-described "boiling point" on Wednesday.

The management of ACK4170 put out a sign to ask their customers to wear a mask, but were met with "disrespectful and inconsiderate" customers who refused. In response, they shuttered the store, putting up this sign:

A post from the company on Instagram tore into the customers, saying they didn't understand how small the island community or its hospital was.

The island is in the middle of its high season and is also experiencing a COVID-19 surge.

"Is wearing your mask in our store for 10 minutes really the end of the world?...It all comes down to respect and decency for other human beings," the post reads.

The Town of Nantucket issued an indoor mask mandate on Thursday, telling all visitors and guests to local businesses to mask up while inside. The store was back open on Thursday.

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