TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Walmart has joined a roster of retailers who now require customers to wear masks upon entering the store.
It’s a move many are seeing across the country as the number of positive coronavirus cases continues to surge. Popular stores are now mandating masks/face coverings. As of Monday, Walmart is the largest U.S. retail store to require masks.
The popular chain now has ‘health ambassadors’ that are in black shirts at every entrance helping with enforcement. Some people agree with this new policy, but some do not.
“It can’t hurt,” Linda Miller, Tampa resident said. “I it helps, so be it. We need to get rid of this virus, and if that’s what it takes that’s what it takes.”
“There isn’t a question on whether or not masks are effective, it’s the question about whether the government has the right to enforce someone to wear a mask,” Hillary Howard said.
Regardless of the debate, several stores are implementing mask mandates this week:
Walmart: July 20
Sam’s Club: July 20
CVS: July 20
Kohl’s: July 20
Lowe’s: July 20
Walgreen’s: July 20
Publix: July 21
Home Depot: July 22
Aldi: July 27
Winn-Dixie: July 27
Target: August 1
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