I don’t get it.
He’s not wearing a mask, but neither is he close to anyone (closer than 6 feet).
I live in Illinois, and the rule beginning May 1 is “a face covering in public when you cannot achieve social distancing, which is 6 feet apart.”
So we can go without a mask if we are taking a walk in a place where we are able to remain 6 feet away from others. I and many other older folks have been doing this almost every day at a lovely park with a walking path. We even step away from each other (6 feet) and step off the path to do so when we pass each other.
So I do not like Mr. Stephanopoulos–but I don’t see that he is “blowing off” anything. He probably HATES wearing a face covering (I can identify–I feel panicked, and it’s hard for me to breathe well), and he’s taking a break from it while he is alone. No harm done, except by those who are trying a cheap trick to ruin his credibility (which, as far as I’m concerned, is already seriously in question because of his obvious bias in his reporting! But that’s a different topic!).