Walmart Makes Masks Mandatory For Staff And Shoppers

October 27, 2020

At this point, it can be argued that the U.S. response to the current epidemic lacks any kind of clear, consistent guidance from the federal government. This has forced states, cities, and even businesses to take matters into their own hands to keep people safe.

While many have already adopted mandatory mask policies, a recent (and frankly belated) decision by Wal-Mart may be Proving to be a true test of how politicized mask wearing is.

Beginning July 20, Wal-Mart stores nationwide will mandate that all shoppers wear masks. The order will go into effect nationwide, overriding any local ordinances. According to the blog post in which Walmart announced the policy, of the 5,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations in the United States, less than Two-thirds (65%) of the stores are located in jurisdictions that already require the public to wear masks.

To ensure compliance, Walmart will post clear signs at store entrances and will also enlist the help of a “health ambassador,” His job is to alert customers to this policy – and bear the brunt of those who think the masks are a George Soros-led scam! of people’s anger. At Sam’s Club locations, the free masks will be available to members who will also b e available for in-store purchase.

The decision comes after other major retailers released their own mandates for the masks. Last week, Starbucks said the masks will be required at its 9,000 company-owned locations.Costco took the The same measure. Leaders of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Retail Federation, and other major groups sent an open letter to the President and others asking that the Greater leadership and clarity on mask policy.

While there is growing evidence that wearing a mask, with more than 3.3 million Americans now testing positive, is a key factor in limiting the sectional An easy way for Vedder-19 to spread the word, but don’t expect Walmart’s promulgation of a mask ordinance to go unopposed. You don’t have to spend much time on social media to see evidence that, sadly, masks are one of our (often very) The latest hot spot in the (stupid) culture wars. Considering the number of Walmarts around the country, frankly, without a viral video or two people angrily refusing to comply with the new policy , when it goes into effect, it’s shocking.

These types of incidents are bad, but if wearing a mask keeps customers and employees safe, it’s a small price to pay in the end. Putting on a mask during a half hour (or less) trip to Walmart can be uncomfortable and depressing for some people. But I can assure you that it’s a lot less inconvenient than being placed on a respirator.