As Coronavirus cases continue to rise, many chains in the US are requiring customers to wear masks in their stores. Check out here the complete list!
The spike in Coronavirus cases keeps affecting the country, and this means that more and more chains are requiring their customers to wear masks in their stores.
Evidence shows that masks are effective to slow the spread of the virus, so they are becoming mandatory at many stores. Bear in mind that small children and individuals who are unable to wear masks for health reasons are exempted.
If you are planning on going to any of these chains, make sure that you wear a mask! Here's the complete list:
- Costco: It was one of the first major retailers to set this policy.
- Sam's Club: This store owned by Walmart applied this policy on July 20.
- Starbucks: It has applied the mask requirement since July 15. However, it's been applied only to company-owned stores.
- Best Buy: Also since July 15, this chain requires customers to wear masks in stores. Besides, it provides masks to customers who need one.
- Apple Store: As the company began reopening its stores, it has applied this policy immediately.
- CVS: It announced in a press release that it will require the use of masks at its stores starting July 20.
- Target: It has updated its policy to include the use of masks in its stores. The measure will start on August 1.
- Dollar Tree: Associates, vendors and customers are required to use masks or cloth face coverings in its stores.
- Walmart: It announced the measure back on July 15 and start applying it by July 20. It has set employees at the entrance of the stores to make sure the policy is enforced.
- American Eagle: It requires the use of masks in its stores and even provides masks to those customers who don't have one.
- Kroger: It has recently announced that it requires customers to wear a mask in their stores and has applied the measure since July 22.
- Gap Inc: It has updated its Coronavirus policy on July 20 and announced the requirement of wearing masks in stores starting August 1. Besides, it will offer free masks to those who don't have one. This policy will go into effect at all its retail brands: Old Navy, Banana Republic, Intermix, and Janie and Jack.
- Publix: It has applied this policy since July 21.
- Lowe's: Wearing masks or face coverings is mandatory at Lowe's since July 20. Moreover, it announced in a press release that it will offer free masks to those customers who need it.
- Home Depot: Starting on July 22, this company announced the requirement to wear masks or facial coverings inside its stores in the US.
- ALDI: In a press release published on July 17, the company announced that it will make mandatory the use of masks in its stores starting on July 27.
- Whole Foods: In order to "protect the health and safety" of employees and customers, the company stated in a press release that it will apply this policy starting July 20. Staples: On July 27, the company applied these measures in its stores.
- Chipotle: All diners must use masks or facial coverings in their restaurants.
- JC Penney: The company announced on its blog that it will require customers to wear masks in its stores starting July 24.
- Macy's: It started to apply this measure on July 22.
- Panera Bread: Since July 15, the company has set this Coronavirus safety policy in its restaurants.
- Noodles & Company: It announced on its website that it will apply this policy starting July 22.
- McDonald's: The fast-food company announced on July 24 that it will require its customers to wear masks in its restaurants since August 1.