Janene Hoskovec Wiki – Janene Hoskovec Biography
Janene Hoskovec is a woman accused of coughing on a mother and daughter shopping at a Super Saver grocery store in Lincoln, Nebraska. Video of the September 3, 2021, incident went viral after it was posted on social media. The Hoskovec works for SAP, and the company said in a statement it is “investigating the situation.” The maskless woman in the video confronted the other shoppers because they were wearing masks.
Hoskovec was first named the woman in the video by TikTok creator ThatDaneshGuy, who is known for investigating and finding people in viral videos and stories. Danesh, who said he worked along with another TikTok user, Guilt, to confirm Hoskovec’s identity, posted a video naming her on September 7, 2021, leading to the statement from SAP.
She is 54 years old.
The incident occurred September 3, 2021, at the Super Saver grocery store near the South Pointe Mall on South 27th Street and Pine Lake Road, according to the woman who was coughed on with her teen daughter. The video shows a woman pushing her shopping cart toward the woman, recording and coughing multiple times. As she coughs, the woman says, “Excuse me, I’m coming through.” She then says to the woman and her daughter, “Look at you guys, you’re so cute…You’re such sheep.”
The woman recording asked the cougher why she wasn’t wearing a mask, and she replied, “Because I don’t need to have one on. I’m not sick and neither are you.” According to the county’s health department, there is a mask mandate in place for all non-residential indoor spaces in Lincoln and Lancaster County, Nebraska, for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
In the video, the woman ignores requests from the mother and daughter to stop coughing at them. She continues to cough multiple times and tells them, “It’s my allergies.” She then adds, “Two years ago, before anyone started talking about COVID, you were OK with that.” The video shows an employee coming up to intervene. The woman recording tells him the other woman has been coughing at them, and the cougher replies, “I have my allergies. And she got all freaked out.”
The Reddit user who posted the video, Jessabird, said in her post,” So my kid and I were at the store tonight to pick up a few groceries when this lady approached us and said politely, ‘Excuse me,’ and to be honest I thought she was going to ask me for help or ask where something was. I was about to say ‘I don’t work here, lady,’ when she asked why we were wearing masks. That’s when I realized that she wasn’t wearing one herself.”
Hoskovec has lived in Arizona for several years and has worked at SAP for the past three years, according to her LinkedIn profile.
She wrote on LinkedIn, “Helping navigate the IT, finance and legal complexities of digital transformation. Let’s talk about your people and how to bring them along on your transformation journey. Having 20 years experience in technology sales, I am passionate about helping organizations navigate the IT, finance, and legal complexities of digital transformation. When organizations harness the power of digital landscapes that are cohesive, progressive, and secure, it frees them to successfully compete and thrive in the rapidly changing modern digital economy.”
Hoskovec was an account executive at SAP in Tempe, Arizona, from June 2018 to June 2020 and became a client partner in Tempe in June 2020. Hoskovec previously worked as an account executive at SAP in Scottsdale, Arizona, from 2006 to 2008.
According to her LinkedIn profile, Hoskovec previously worked for an SAP partner, SNP, as an account executive in Scottsdale from 2016 to 2018 and was an independent contractor, working as a project manager in Scottsdale from 2007 to 2015. She has also worked at IBM and Hewlett Packard. According to her LinkedIn, from 1998 to 1999, she was a technical document specialist at NASA at the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base.
The Lincoln Police haven’t commented on its investigation and whether Hoskovec could face charges. In other states, people have been arrested and convicted on charges in similar situations. In April 2021 in Florida, a woman named Debra Hunter received 30 days in jail after she admitted to coughing on a cancer patient in June 2020 at a Pier 1 Imports store at a mall, WJXT reported. Others have been charged with making a terroristic threat, breach of peace, and battery in similar incidents in several states.
The city of Lincoln said on its website, “If you are fully vaccinated, wearing a mask indoors gives you extra protection from getting infected. Fully vaccinated people are well protected from serious illness and death from COVID-19, including the delta variant. But we are seeing cases in vaccinated people, and they can infect others. This is why even if you are fully vaccinated, you are now required to wear a mask indoors. For masks to work properly, they need to completely cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides of your face and around your nose. Your mask should be made with two or more layers of tightly woven, breathable material.”