A number of US retailers have announced plans to require customers to wear masks while inside their stores.
Here's a look at some of the US chains who are implementing mask requirements:
- Target: The retailer announced today that it will require its customers to wear masks or face coverings in all of their stores starting on Aug. 1. People with underlying medical conditions and young children are exempt.
- CVS: Starting Monday, pharmacy chain CVS will require all customers to wear face covering when entering any of their stores throughout the US.
- Walmart: The nation's largest retailer will require customers at all of its US stores to wear masks beginning next week. Walmart said it will enforce the new policy by stationing "health ambassadors" near the entrance to remind shoppers of the requirement.
- Kroger: Staring Wednesday, Kroger stores will require all customers in all locations to wear a face covering when shopping. The chain said customers who can not wear masks are encouraged "to consider an alternative option like a face shield or facial covering." Those who can't wear a mask or an alternative design, are encouraged to use pickup or delivery services.
- Kohl's: Retail chain, Kohl's, announced yesterday that all customers will be required to wear face masks beginning on Monday.
- Starbucks: The coffee chain last week said that it will require customers to wear facial coverings or masks in all 9,000 of its company-owned US stores. That policy began yesterday.
- Best Buy: The retailer also announced this week that it will also require all shoppers coming into its approximately 1,000 stores to wear face masks.
- Costco: The company was one of the first retailers to require shoppers to wear masks, enacting their policy back in May.