"Subsequent time I will wait around for cops and convey a health care exemption", she posted.
The original post went viral with more than 133,000 comments and 49,000 shares before it was taken down Friday, and a GoFundMe campaign started on the barista's behalf has raised more than $50,000 in "tips" for him, and it's steadily increasing.
Among those moved by the post: Matt Cowan.
Mr Gutierrez says he has been working at Starbucks as a way of funding his real passion - dance.
"I just wanted to say thank you for all the love and support and what everyone is doing, it's an honor to see all this happen", he said while fittingly wearing a mask.
The campaign's initial goal was $1000; but less than a week later, thousands of people had donated almost $80,000. "Thank you so much for it." he said.
"I felt baffled and honored to receive so substantially assistance and appreciate when it was at $1,000".
"With this donation I can make these dreams a reality". He said that he will use the money to pursue his dream of becoming a professional dancer. He also wants to donate to some organisations in the San Diego community.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone "should put on a tissue screen when they go out in public" to reduce transmission and slow the spread of coronavirus, which is highly contagious.
But some argue that the act of wearing a mask is political, and that wearing one violates their civil liberties.
President Donald Trump just lately told the The Wall Avenue Journal that masks are "a double-edged sword" and instructed that masks are getting worn as a political assertion, relatively than a wellness precaution, to present disapproval of him.
San Deigo County issued a notice on May 1 requiring residents to wear face-covering in most public settings, including when shopping in a store or picking up food at a restaurant. Not only that, but he also received $20,000 for standing up against a person that deliberately won't wear a face mask in the middle of a public place.
A Starbucks employee was called out by an angry customer who was refused service over her lack of a mask, but the internet stepped in to reward him for sticking to the rules.
According to Starbucks, many locations - according to local orders - allow customers who don't wear masks to order at the drive-thru or use the mobile order and pay to pick up their oder at the front door. They can also order delivery.