Walmart to begin requiring all employees to wear face masks while at work

Walmart will be requiring all of it’s employees to wear a face covering or mask beginning Monday according to a memo that the company sent out.

Walmart sent a memo to all 1.5 million of its employees on Friday night requiring them to wear masks.

In part, the Memo read:

We have evolved our policy on face coverings from optional to mandatory as public health guidance has shifted. The CDC now recommends wearing face coverings in public settings, including grocery stores, to help curb the spread of the virus. Although most state and local governments do not mandate the use of face coverings in public settings, the CDC has reported that recent studies show a significant portion of individuals with the virus lack symptoms and can transmit the virus. With this knowledge, we believe it is simply in everyone’s best interest to use masks or face coverings to curb the spread of this disease.

“We will begin requiring that associates wear masks or other face coverings at work,” said the memo. “This includes our stores, clubs, distribution and fulfillment centers, as well as in our corporate offices. We’ll also be encouraging customers and members to wear face coverings when they shop with us.”

They are also encouraging customers to wear masks/face coverings while shopping to lower the spread of COVID-19.

Workers are permitted to bring their own masks or Walmart will make them available to them.

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