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In the United States, stores are raising the requirement to use a mask

In the United States, stores are raising the requirement to use a mask

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After the last announcement he made Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as they report that people who have a complete vaccination plan against the Covid-19 virus, to be able to withdraw mask use in both indoor and outdoor spaces, and retail companies in United StateIt announced a change in its policies for the use of masks for its customers and workers inside its facilities.

Retail stores such as Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Costco, Publix, and Target were among the first companies to amend their biosafety protocol regarding the use of masks for business employees and people attending their commercial spaces, freeing them from mandatory requirements. . Use it as soon as they have already received the required doses of the vaccine against the Covid-19 virus.

Likewise, these stores have demonstrated that the measure does not consider customers who live in areas that still have state or local requirements for using the mask, regardless of their vaccination status.


Walmart, A supermarket, reported that its employees and customers who have been fully vaccinated can stop using their masks at home. This company also offered an incentive of $ 75 to its workers who decided to implement any immunizations available in the state.

In the Release From Walmart that also applies to Sam’s Club reads:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is safe for people who are fully vaccinated to stop wearing masks in most indoor and outdoor settings. A “complete vaccination” means two weeks have passed since a person received the second dose of Pfizer, Moderna, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson.

This applies to all facilities, including our stores, clubs, distribution centers, logistics centers and offices. Unvaccinated fellows should wear face coverings, according to CDC guidelines.

We are also reviewing whether masks are still required for some work codes for health and sanitation purposes and will share additional guidance soon. Some colleagues may choose to continue wearing masks, and as part of the value of our respect for the person we must all support their right to do so.

Starting today, vaccinated customers and members can shop without a mask, and we will continue to require customers and unvaccinated members to wear face shields in our stores and clubs. We will update the signage at our facilities to reflect this.

Some city and state laws will also continue to require masks, and we’ll adhere to these requirements. There may also be local conditions, regulatory changes, or laws that influence our attitudes. We will contact your local store, club or facility management team as regulations change so they can keep you informed.


at the same time, Targeting, Has implemented this new policy within its customers since Monday, May 17, when it gave through the statement of the new guidelines, without neglecting the recommendation to people who have not yet been vaccinated, to use the mask inside its facilities.

It should be noted that this commercial district is currently promoting the application of the vaccine, and that is why it provides an incentive for customers and workers with a $ 5 target voucher.

The goal statement reads:

The health and safety of our guests and team members has been Target’s top priority during the pandemic, and we have closely and consistently followed the CDC’s recommendations over time. Due to updated CDC directives, the goal is no longer to require fully vaccinated guests and staff to wear face coverings in our stores, except as required by local ordinances. The use of face coverings is strongly encouraged for clients and team members who are not fully vaccinated and we continue to use measures. We have increased safety and hygiene, including social distancing, in all of our stores. ”


Likewise the coffee company Starbucks He has also updated the procedure since Monday, allowing his aides to make their own decisions about whether or not to wear the mask. Through a statement they said, “As of Monday, May 17, the use of face masks is optional, unless local regulations require it by law.” But as for work employees, he indicated that they will continue to use a face mask.

In the Starbucks statement It reads:

Wearing face coverings – It is our responsibility to protect our partners and customers, and we are committed to meeting or exceeding all public health requirements. With vaccines widely available and ongoing progress against COVID-19, the CDC now recommends that people who have been fully vaccinated can resume activities indoors without wearing a mask, except when required by regulations or local law. As such, face coverings will be optional for clients who have been vaccinated starting Monday, May 17, unless local regulations require it by law.


The same announcement was made by the pharmaceutical company CVS, which has also taken this action since Monday, stating its customers through its website “are no longer obligated to wear their faces covered in our stores, unless it is mandatory by regulations. Or local.”

“Clients who have not been fully vaccinated are required to continue covering their faces, and employees are required to do so while they are working,” CVS said In your statement. “Health, safety and science will continue to guide our decision-making.”


For its part, Publix has updated the use of the mask since last Saturday, indicating that the measure applies to both buyers and workers who have been fully vaccinated against the Sars-Cov-2 virus.

The supermarket chain said in a statement on Friday: “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, people who have not been fully vaccinated should wear face coverings on their nose and mouth while inside any Publix store.

It should be noted that all of these companies have confirmed that they will not ask their assistants to take a vaccine test, and that it is ethical and ethical for their assistants to take a responsible behavior before norms and biosecurity to confront the disease, which has accused the lives of thousands of people in the country.

an Apple

On the other hand, the technology company, Apple Inc.. On Friday night, it informed all of its US stores that they will continue to use the mask, along with other biosafety protocol measures for COVID-19, while the company continues to evaluate health and safety measures that must be taken.

Walt Disney World Resort

Finally, the company joined in on this announcement Walt Disney World Resort Which informed all its visitors that face masks would be an optional measure for adoption in common outdoor areas, but stressed that their use would be mandatory indoors, in all attractions, theaters and transportation.

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