Checklist: Walmart, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Publix reduce mask requirements
Chicago (Current country)—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday relaxed the guidance for fully vaccinated people to wear masks, allowing them to no longer wear masks in crowds and outdoors. Most indoor settings.
The new guidelines still require masks to be worn in crowded indoor environments (such as buses, airplanes, hospitals, prisons, and homeless shelters), but will clear the way for the reopening of workplaces, schools and other places-or even eliminate them Masks or social evacuations are needed for those who have been fully vaccinated.
Despite the latest guidelines, some retail stores and companies continue to enforce their mask regulations to ensure the safety of customers and employees. Other companies, such as Walmart and Costco, gave up their tasks.
This is the latest news from major US stores:
“Customers and members who are vaccinated are welcome to wear masks to shop. We will continue to require customers and members who have not been vaccinated to wear masks in our stores and clubs. Walmart said in a letter to employees: “We will be in our facilities Update the signage to reflect this. ”
The company acknowledged that certain city and state regulations will still require the use of masks. In addition, fully vaccinated employees will be able to stop wearing masks on Tuesday.
Store employees will also receive a $75 vaccination bonus.
Costco issued a new mask policy on Friday:
In Costco locations where there is no mask authorization in the state or local jurisdiction, we will allow fully vaccinated members and guests to enter Costco without masks or face masks. We do not need to provide proof of vaccination, but we require members to cooperate responsibly and respectfully with this revised policy. Masks are still needed in healthcare environments, including pharmacies, optics, and hearing aids. Costco continues to advise all members and guests, especially those at higher risk, to wear masks or protective shields.
Like Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club, if there are state or local mask requirements, the store will continue to need masks.
The Home Depot
The home improvement giant told NewsNation that it will temporarily retain the mask requirement.
Kroger said on Friday that it will keep mask requirements in place for customers and workers.
The company said in a statement: “As we have throughout the pandemic, we are reviewing current safety practices, the latest CDC guidelines, and soliciting feedback from employees to guide our next phase of policy. ” statement.
A Giant Eagle spokesperson said in a statement: “As we actively evaluate changes in state and CDC guidelines, we will continue to require anyone working or shopping in a store to wear a mask or face shield.”
“As a destination for the COVID-19 vaccine and testing, we have decided to temporarily retain our current face-masking policy,” Walgreens said in a statement to NewsNation. “The safety of our team members and customers is our top priority and will continue to guide our decision-making process.”
In a statement to NewsNation, Target said: “We will continue to ask the CDC to guide and evaluate the guidance we provide to the team and guests, while continuing to require all coronavirus safety measures in all stores, including masks and social distancing.”
“We encourage customers to follow the guidance of health officials, including CDC guidelines, which recommend that fully vaccinated customers do not need to wear masks when shopping. website.
The company told NewsNation in a statement that it will continue to need masks.
“As a result of the recently updated U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, unless required by state or local governments or statutes, from May 15th, Publix will no longer require employees or customers who receive full vaccination to wear face masks. According to CDC guidelines, individuals who are not fully vaccinated must use face masks on their nose and mouth when in any Publix store,” the company said in a statement. On their website.
Disney World will Masks are no longer needed in outdoor public areas or on the pool deck, But asked them to “enter and reach all attractions, theaters and transportation,” the resort said in an update to its website.
Universal Studios Orlando Unwanted external covering, But suitable for all scenic spots and indoor places.
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