The nation’s largest retailers are now requiring what some states and cities won’t: the use of face masks.
Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger are the biggest to announce mask mandates at stores nationwide joining the list of businesses with face covering requirements growing as COVID-19 cases rise. The coronavirus causes the disease COVID-19.
Dozens and dozens of states now require masks in public places, with Alabama, Arkansas and Colorado recently adding mandates. One state went in the opposite direction this week when Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp suspended all local government mask orders on July 15.
Individual businesses can choose to institute further restrictions, and the National Retail Federation is encouraging retailers to set nationwide mask policies to protect shoppers and employees.
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Retailers requiring masks isn’t new – especially in areas with local orders