Walmart Makes Masks Mandatory In All Of It's 5000 stores
Starting today, Walmart will require customers to cover their faces in all its 5,000+ stores. Canadian stores will require mask wearing by customers only in jurisdictions where they are required.
The backstory: The CDC says that to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Cloth face coverings are recommended as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the cloth face covering coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. This is called source control.
- Walmart is the largest retailer to put the face mask policy after months of ambiguity, joining Best Buy, Costco, Apple, and others. To enforce the rule, Walmart will bring on specially trained “health ambassadors” who will be stationed by store entrances.