11 Stores That Won’t Let You in Without a Face Mask
Be prepared to keep your nose and mouth covered before shopping in these stores.
As various places begin to reopen while restrictions loosen during the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are trying to navigate how to resume business while keeping both customers and employees safe. Regulations concerning wearing face masks differ from state-to-state and even city-to-city, but some stores have made it mandatory to wear face coverings regardless of any laws saying otherwise. Read on for the stores that have made it clear they will not serve anyone who doesn’t have their nose and mouth covered. Be prepared and check out the best face masks for the summer.
According to a statement issued by Costco, in order to protect guests and employees, everyone entering the premises must wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times, effective May 4. Learn the coronavirus mysteries that still can’t be explained.
A statement issued by Whole Foods states, “We are requesting that all customers wear masks while shopping in our stores to protect the health and safety of our team members and communities. Whole Foods Market will be providing face masks at the entrance of all stores for customers who do not have their own face covering.” Make sure you know how to dispose of face masks and gloves properly.
As Apple stores are beginning to reopen, face coverings will be required for all staff and customers to enter the space. Customers who don’t bring their own mask will be provided with one at the door along with a temperature screening.
T.J. Maxx requires and expects all associates and customers to wear a face covering in stores no matter the location to provide universal comfort to their community. Read up on these helpful tips for wearing a face mask in hot weather.
If customers attempt to enter a Ralphs grocery store without a face covering, they will be asked to return to their car to find some sort of protection for their nose and mouth.
The Fresh Market
Since April 14, customers have been required to wear a mask before entering any of The Fresh Market stores. Find out the everyday habits that could (and should) change with coronavirus.
Some Targets across the country may refuse service to customers without a face mask but will have signs posted on whether or not a face covering is required. A Target representative told TODAY, “We are encouraging healthy hygiene habits among guests, as guided by the CDC, and in areas where local governments are asking residents to wear masks, we have added signage and stationed team members outside stores to remind guests to wear masks while shopping.” Don’t miss these signs that a store isn’t protecting against coronavirus.
Unsurprisingly, Walgreens is another store that requires a face mask upon entry.
Customers are required to wear a face mask inside all Verizon stores while also abiding by their other social distancing practices.
A statement issued by Shoprite says, “Where mandated by state-issued executive orders or local ordinances, stores will also require customers to wear masks or face coverings while they are shopping with us unless they are medically unable to do so.” Next, see how much longer we will need to wear masks when venturing outside.
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