Bring your mask: These stores are requiring customers to wear face coverings to enter

Coronavirus cases have continued to climb in the United States, and more major retailers are moving from recommending to requiring customers wear masks if they are to enter their stores. Here are some of the largest that currently are requiring face coverings, or will very soon.AppleThe tech company announced back in May that face masks “will be required for all of our teams and customers, and we will provide them to customers who don’t bring their own.”Best BuyBest Buy will require customers to wear masks in the store, and can provide masks to those who don’t have any. However, “small children and those unable to wear one for health reasons may enter without one.” The requirement began Wednesday.CostcoCostco, similar to Best Buy, will require all customers to wear a mask, with the exception of “children under the age of 2 or to individuals who are unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition.”CVS”We’re joining others in taking the next step and requiring all customers to wear face coverings,” CVS tweeted Thursday. The policy goes into effect Monday, July 20.Dollar TreeDollar Tree will be requiring “all Associates, customers, and vendors to wear cloth face coverings when inside our stores.” Customers will be given masks if they do not have any.Harris TeeterSupermarket chain Harris Teeter, which has locations in seven states and Washington D.C., will begin requiring masks on Wednesday, according to a press statement issued Thursday.”Starting July 22, we will require all shoppers to wear a mask when visiting our stores, joining our associates who continue to wear masks,” store officials said in a statement. “We are taking this extra step now because we recognize additional precautions are needed to protect our country.”Kohl’sBeginning Monday, July 20, Kohl’s will “require all customers to wear a face covering while shopping in our stores.” Related video: Kohl’s to require customers to wear face masks in storesKrogerKroger announced that all customers nationwide must wear face masks if they are to enter their stores. The policy takes effect July 22.PublixThe company said signs for the requirement will be posted at store entrances, and in-store announcements will be made. Young children and those with medical conditions will not be required to wear face coverings. It starts July 21.Sam’s ClubSam’s Club, along with sister-store Walmart, will begin requiring all customers to wear a mask in their stores on Monday, July 20.StarbucksOn Wednesday, the coffee company began “requiring customers to wear facial coverings while visiting all company-owned café locations in the U.S.”TargetTarget said in a statement it would start requiring masks or face coverings starting Aug. 1 in all stores.”This builds on the more than 80% of our stores that already require guests to wear face coverings due to local and state regulations,” it said.Target said it would provide disposable masks at entrances to customers who don’t have one.WalmartThe largest retailer in the United States will require customers nationwide to wear a face covering if they are to enter the store. The policy begins July 20. Stop the spread of COVID-19To help stop the spread of the coronavirus, the CDC recommends wearing a face mask.Masks are required in public places in some states and businesses. The CDC also recommends you keep 6 feet of distance between yourself and others.Make sure to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.For more tips on how to stay safe, CLICK HERE.

Coronavirus cases have continued to climb in the United States, and more major retailers are moving from recommending to requiring customers wear masks if they are to enter their stores. Here are some of the largest that currently are requiring face coverings, or will very soon.

Apple

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The tech company announced back in May that face masks “will be required for all of our teams and customers, and we will provide them to customers who don’t bring their own.”

Best Buy

Best Buy will require customers to wear masks in the store, and can provide masks to those who don’t have any. However, “small children and those unable to wear one for health reasons may enter without one.” The requirement began Wednesday.

Costco

Costco, similar to Best Buy, will require all customers to wear a mask, with the exception of “children under the age of 2 or to individuals who are unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition.”

CVS

“We’re joining others in taking the next step and requiring all customers to wear face coverings,” CVS tweeted Thursday. The policy goes into effect Monday, July 20.

Dollar Tree

Dollar Tree will be requiring “all Associates, customers, and vendors to wear cloth face coverings when inside our stores.” Customers will be given masks if they do not have any.

Harris Teeter

Supermarket chain Harris Teeter, which has locations in seven states and Washington D.C., will begin requiring masks on Wednesday, according to a press statement issued Thursday.

“Starting July 22, we will require all shoppers to wear a mask when visiting our stores, joining our associates who continue to wear masks,” store officials said in a statement. “We are taking this extra step now because we recognize additional precautions are needed to protect our country.”

Kohl’s

Beginning Monday, July 20, Kohl’s will “require all customers to wear a face covering while shopping in our stores.”

Related video: Kohl’s to require customers to wear face masks in stores

Kroger

Kroger announced that all customers nationwide must wear face masks if they are to enter their stores. The policy takes effect July 22.

Publix

The company said signs for the requirement will be posted at store entrances, and in-store announcements will be made. Young children and those with medical conditions will not be required to wear face coverings. It starts July 21.

Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club, along with sister-store Walmart, will begin requiring all customers to wear a mask in their stores on Monday, July 20.

Starbucks

On Wednesday, the coffee company began “requiring customers to wear facial coverings while visiting all company-owned café locations in the U.S.”

Target

Target said in a statement it would start requiring masks or face coverings starting Aug. 1 in all stores.

“This builds on the more than 80% of our stores that already require guests to wear face coverings due to local and state regulations,” it said.

Target said it would provide disposable masks at entrances to customers who don’t have one.

Walmart

The largest retailer in the United States will require customers nationwide to wear a face covering if they are to enter the store. The policy begins July 20.

Stop the spread of COVID-19

To help stop the spread of the coronavirus, the CDC recommends wearing a face mask.

Masks are required in public places in some states and businesses.

The CDC also recommends you keep 6 feet of distance between yourself and others.

Make sure to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

For more tips on how to stay safe, CLICK HERE.