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


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  • 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 as an increasing number of states and cities, including New York, are mandating that residents wear masks in public settings. 

 

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. Walmart is the largest private employer in the United States.

The memo was sent by John Furner of Walmart and Kath McLay of Sam’s Club to associates in the United States, and comes as an increasing number of states and cities, including New York, are mandating that residents wear masks in public settings. 

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