Grab your mask: List of stores requiring face coverings
The National Retail Federation has called on retailers to set nationwide mask policies.
(WBAY) - Retailers, restaurants and other businesses across the country are requiring customers to wear masks in effort to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, even where state or local governments are not requiring them.
The National Retail Federation has called on retailers to set nationwide mask policies. The United States Chamber of Commerce also supports the wearing of masks.
“The medical evidence is clear: the wearing of masks or face coverings in public settings, especially when it is not possible to consistently maintain social distancing, is a critical element to preventing the spread of COVID-19,” reads a letter from national business, retail and economic leaders.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says face coverings are a “critical tool” in the fight against COVID-19.
“Cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus – particularly when used universally within a community setting. All Americans have a responsibility to protect themselves, their families, and their communities,” says CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield.
Here’s a list of some of the businesses requiring customers to wear masks in their stores:
American Eagle Outfitters
Athleta - effective Saturday, August 1
Banana Republic - effective Saturday, August 1
Bed Bath & Beyond
Cellcom stores and repair centers
Costco Wholesale Club
Gap - effective Saturday, August 1
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Lyft (riders and drivers)
Kroger Co. (includes Pick ‘n Save)
McDonald’s - effective Saturday, August 1
Metro PCS by T-Mobile
Noodles & Company
Old Navy - effective Saturday, August 1
Panera Bread – except while seated and eating or drinking
Pick ‘n Save
Piggly Wiggly - rules may vary by location
Planet Fitness - effective Saturday, August 1
Target – effective Saturday, August 1
Uber (riders and drivers)
White House Black Market
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