Hugo\u0027s Tacos is taking a break after 15 years in business, with the operator of two taco shops in Los Angeles temporarily shutting down after growing weary of battling customers who flout a California state rule and refuse to wear face masks.While most of its patrons are respectful, a loud, maskless minority is making life miserable for workers looking to stay safe during a pandemic, the business stated on its Instagram page.\u00a0"Our taco stands are exhausted by the constant conflicts over guests refusing to wear masks. Staff have been harassed, called names, and had objects and liquids thrown at them," Hugo\u0027s said. "A mask isn\u0027t symbolic of anything other than our desire to keep our staff healthy."The decision to close Hugo\u0027s came as\u00a0Covid-19 cases continue to rise\u00a0across the U.S., with more than 2.6 million confirmed infections and more than 126,000 deaths as of Tuesday, according to\u00a0Johns Hopkins University. The disease is also surging in the Los Angeles area, which has recorded roughly 101,000 confirmed cases and more than 3,300 deaths.While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises all Americans to wear a mask when they venture out in public to slow the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus, the guidance has turned into a political issue for some.\u00a0Customers threw drinks and other objects at cashiers, Hugo\u0027s Tacos CEO Bill Kohne told CNN. Some would call the mask rule "stupid" and yell at the primarily Latino staff to "Go back to where you came from," he relayed."It\u0027s a mistake to think of this problem as defined by red or blue," Kohne told CNN, noting that both his taco stands reside in liberal communities within Los Angeles. \u00a0"We\u0027re shades of grey. It\u0027s general defiance, a \u0027you can\u0027t tell me what to do\u0027 and \u0027this is my personal choice,\u0027" he told the news outlet.People lashing out in public in expressing opposition to masks is a not infrequent occurrence lately, as Hugo\u0027s Tacos can attest. Other incidents include a San Diego woman trying to publicly shame a Starbucks worker for suggesting she wear a mask.It\u0027s mandatory to wear a mask when coming within six feet of others across California, with the statewide rule exempting those with specific medical conditions that make it too hard to wear a mask.