US – Walmart has announced that they will be requiring customers to mask up in stores next week.
According to a press release from the company starting July 20th all stores across the country will require a face mask inside the store until further notice. Walmart says this is a simple step in “keeping you safe”
“As the number of confirmed cases has spiked in communities across the country recently, so too have the number and types of face covering mandates being implemented. Currently about 65 percent of our more than 5,000 stores and clubs are located in areas where there is some form of government mandate on face coverings. To help bring consistency across stores and clubs, we will require all shoppers to wear a face covering starting Monday, July 20. This will give us time to inform customers and members of the changes, post signage and train associates on the new protocols.”
In the press release Walmart will have “Health Ambassadors” stationed at the front of the store that, “will work with customers who show up at a store without a face covering to try and find a solution.”
Complimentary masks will be provided if the member doesn’t have one. Or members can purchase masks in the club according to the release.