Walmart Becomes Largest Retailer with a Nationwide Mask Mandate

By Sheridan Fifer

Walmart announced on Wednesday that the retailer would be requiring customers at all U.S. stores to wear face coverings starting on July 20th, making Walmart the largest retailer to take this step. Best Buy, Starbucks, and Costco have made similar moves. The change comes after careful consideration, since retailers have been reluctant to risk angering customers and putting their employees in the sometimes hazardous position of enforcing the measure. 

"To help bring consistency across stores and clubs, we will require all shoppers to wear a face covering starting Monday, July 20," Walmart US chief operating officer Dacona Smith and Sam's Club chief operating officer Lance De La Rosa said in a blog post Wednesday. 

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