Walmart will begin requiring all customers wear masks next week

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Walmart will soon require all customers to wear face masks.

The world’s biggest retailer will require face coverings at all 9,000 of its stores in the United States starting on July 20th, according to a company press release. The company says the move comes as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise in communities throughout the US.

“While we’re certainly not the first business to require face coverings, we know this is a simple step everyone can take for their safety and the safety of others in our facilities,” the release says. “According to the CDC, face coverings help decrease the spread of COVID-19, and because the virus can be spread by people who don’t have symptoms and don’t know they are infected, it’s critically important for everyone to wear a face-covering in public and social distance.”

All Walmart locations will also have their multiple entrances narrowed down to a single point. The move will also apply to the company’s Sam’s Club locations. The company says it realizes that some may be unable to wear a face covering, and adds they will work with those people to find solutions.

Read the full release here.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Masks don’t work I know people the had COVID-19 and they wore masks. It’s stupid Walmart and Sams can stick the masks were the sun don’t shine .CDC is corrupt as can be I listen to good doctors they will tell you that masks do harm not good

  2. I get it. If you dont want to wear a mask fine. Im just not sure where people get this idea that they do harm to people. I work in insulation and have worn one everyday for 5 years and it has had no bad effects on my health. What good doctors say that Dave?

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