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Walmart will require all associates to wear masks or other face coverings at work

KEY POINTS Walmart and Sam’s Club will require approximately 1.5 million U.S.-based associates to wear masks or other face coverings beginning on Monday, according to a memo sent by the CEOs of Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club, a Walmart division.  The retailers will also encourage customers to wear face coverings, according to the memo, which is dated Friday. It was sent by John Furner of Walmart and Kath McLay of Sam’s Club to associates in the United States and comes...

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New measures introduced for non-medical masks or face coverings in the Canadian transportation system

News release April 17, 2020                Ottawa              Transport Canada COVID-19 is a global public health challenge that has changed the daily lives of people around the world, and ensuring the safety and security of Canadians remains the Government of Canada’s top priority. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced new measures requiring all air passengers to have a non-medical mask or face covering to cover their mouth and nose during travel. These measures come into effect at...

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New York Gov. Cuomo To Order All People To Wear Masks or Face Coverings in Public

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to issue an executive order requiring all people to wear mask or face covering while in public as the state works to combat the worst coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., he said Wednesday. “If you are going to be in a situation, in public, where you come into contact with other people in a situation that is not socially distanced you must have a mask or a cloth covering nose and mouth,” Cuomo said...

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Masks Are So Hard To Get

Bloomberg.com April 8, 2020 Masks are so hard to get that Starbucks Corp. is advising its baristas to make their own, at least for now. Starbucks, Domino’s Pizza Inc., McDonald’s Corp., and Subway Restaurants are trying to get as many as possible to keep stores up and running after the U.S. government issued updated guidance to wear face coverings when in public to slow the coronavirus pandemic   Masks are so hard to get that Starbucks Corp. is advising its baristas to...

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Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer advises Canadians to Wear a Non-Medical Face Mask

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer advises Canadians to wear a non-medical face mask as an additional measure to help cut down the spread of the novel coronavirus when they are in situations where they can’t ensure proper physical (social) distancing.   Notice to General Public and Healthcare Professionals Health Canada is advising the public, as well as healthcare professionals (HCPs) on important considerations for the use of homemade masks to protect against the transmission of COVID-19. Wearing a facial covering/non-medical...

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