SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – After Walmart announced on Wednesday that it will require its customers to wear masks starting on July 20, the list of many major nationwide chains to do the same is continuing to grow.
As of July 17, there are 18 chains that are requiring its customers to wear a face-covering or mask when entering into their buildings.
The reason behind the growing trend of this mandate is because of the growing number of COVID-19 cases and health officials and the CDC are urging everyone to wear some kind of face coverings when out in public.
The following nationwide chains that have this mandate are:
- Apple: Currently in effect
- Barnes and Noble: Currently in effect
- Best Buy: Currently in effect
- Costco: Currently in effect
- CVS: Currently in effect
- Dollar Tree: No longer in effect
- The Home Depot: Started on July 22
- Kohl’s: Currently in effect
- Kroger: Started on July 22
- Lowe’s: Currently in effect
- Menards: Currently in effect
- Panera Bread: Currently in effect
- Sam’s Club: Currently in effect
- Starbucks: Currently in effect
- Target: Starting on August 1
- Verizon: Currently in effect
- Walgreens: Currently in effect
- Walmart: Currently in effect
- Planet Fitness: Starting on August 1
KCAU 9 will update the list as more major chains announce face coverings or masks requirements in their stores or businesses.
If there are any businesses that we missed, let us know us know by email at email@example.com or message us on our KCAU 9 News Facebook page.
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