Costco Wholesale Company requires all employees and customers to wear masks or face shields from Monday.
Masks have been required in stores since May 4, but customers who are unable to wear the mask due to medical condition are exempt from that rule. It will not be like that anymore.
“If a member has a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask, they should wear a face mask in Costco,” CEO Craig Zelinek said in a letter to members Thursday.
The new rules apply to everyone except children under 2 years of age.
“This updated policy may seem inconvenient to some, however we believe the extra security is worth any inconvenience,” Zelinek said. “Our goal is to continue to provide a safe shopping environment for our members and guests, and to provide a secure work environment for our employees.”
Mask orders have become a political hot potato in some parts of the country, but public health experts have emphasized masks as a simple and effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States strengthened its mask recommendation. Studies show that they protect people who wear masks, Whereas masks were seen as a way to protect others.
As new corona virus cases are on the rise across the country, Costco’s new policy comes in, with more than 160,000 new cases on Thursday. According to New York Times data, Another serious post.
The United States has recorded more than 10.5 million corona virus cases since the outbreak, with more than 242,000 deaths, the highest in the world, according to the data Johns Hopkins University.
Costco sales increase as consumers store food and supplies while staying at home due to corona virus restrictions October sales are up 16% From the previous year. Compared to the S&P 500’s SPX, Costco shares have risen 28% to date.