Stores Across The U.S. Making Masks Mandatory


Grocery stores and other retailers are now making masks required across their stores. The CDC recommends that "people wear cloth face coverings in public settings when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain."

Individual and regional grocers have this policy so it's worth checking before you go.

Aldi

Aldi announced that customers will be required to wear face coverings in all of its stores starting on July 27. You can learn more here.

Costco

The chain has required masks in all of its stores since May 4. The retailer said this does not apply to children under the age of two or to individuals who are unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition. They've also said this does not replace social distancing. You can read more info here.

CVS

The pharmacy chain is requiring all customers to wear face coverings effective Monday, July 20. You can read more here.

DollarTree

The company is requiring all associates, customers, and vendors to wear cloth face coverings when inside stores. You can read more here.

Kroger

The company will require all customers in all Kroger stores to wear a mask starting July 22.

Publix

Starting July 21, the grocery chain will require customers to wear face masks in its stores. This "will not apply to young children and those with medical conditions who are not able to wear face coverings."

Sam's Club

Sam's Club will require masks on July 20. Stores will have a single entrance and complimentary masks will be provided if the member doesn't have one. You can read more here.

Target

Target will begin requiring customers to wear face masks starting August 1, excluding "those with underlying medical conditions and young children." They will also be providing disposable masks at entrances for those who don't already have them.

Walmart

Walmart will begin requiring customers to wear masks July 20. They will have a "health ambassador" who will be standing near the entrance of the store to remind those without a mask of the new requirements.

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