(TargetLiberty.org) – Starting Monday, anyone who wants to shop at a Walmart store in the US will need to wear a face mask. The company, the world’s largest retail chain, announced the move in a press release Wednesday, claiming it’s necessary because of the recent uptick in COVID infections. Walmart also said that a majority of its more than 5,000 stores already have their own mask mandates, and they want consistency across all locations.
Walmart, the world's largest retailer, is the latest national chain to issue a rule requiring all customers to wear masks https://t.co/2AHdc7MaUS
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Many businesses have been reluctant to impose mask mandates for fear of losing business, but Walmart is big enough that it could encourage other companies to follow its lead. Alan Ellstrand, a professor of business studies at the University of Arkansas, said, “Walmart has a great deal of influence in this regard.”
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