In a question and answer session with the Bipartisan Policy Center on Monday, North Carolina U.S. Senator Thom Tillis told the audience that there are too many government regulations.
To illustrate his point, Tillis recounted a conversation with a constituent in his home district at a local Starbucks where an employee was exiting the bathroom.
“She says, for example, don’t you believe that this regulation that requires this gentleman to wash his hands before he serves you food is important?” Tillis recounted to the audience.“I said: ‘I don’t have any problem with Starbucks if they choose to opt out of this policy as long as they post a sign that says ‘We don’t require our employees to wash their hands after leaving the restroom.’”
Tillis told the audience “the market will take care of it.”
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For more on the importance of handwashing by restaurant workers, visit this page from the Centers for Disease Control.