It's come down to this. Phony face mask exempt cards are now a thing according to KSAT.com and CNN.

From flyers to laminated wallet cards, enough reports of these items have made their way to the Department of Justice that they have now had to issue an alert to tell the public there is no such card.

CNN reports the American's with Disabilities Act website also posted the DOJ warning within the last week after laminated cards were allegedly passed out by the "Freedom to Breathe Agency". Really? The Freedom to Breathe Agency? Couldn't think of a better name than that? The DOJ and ADA seal appears on the card to give them that extra weird and kind of official look but neither one of these departments says they endorse the cards.

U.S. Attorney Martin says in a DOJ press release, “Do not be fooled by the chicanery and misappropriation of the DOJ eagle. These cards do not carry the force of law. The ‘Freedom to Breathe Agency,’ or ‘FTBA,’ is not a government agency.”

Of course, the CDC still recommends wearing a cloth facial cover and to follow social distance guidelines as they have been set up in your community to help slow transmission of the virus.

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