Starting from Monday, Costco Wholesale will require employees and customers not to wear masks for medical purposes, at least to wear masks. The introduction of the warehouse club’s new rules comes as the United States is fighting the rapidly spreading COVID-19, which has killed more than 242,000 Americans so far this year.
Just like the previous mask policy, Children under the age of 2 can be exempt from the new regulations. Costco President and CEO Craig Jelinek (Craig Jelinek) said in a letter to customers on Tuesday that the previous decree also approved members who cannot wear masks due to medical conditions, but “the situation is no longer So again”
He added: “This updated policy may seem inconvenient for some people, but we think the increased security is worth the inconvenience.”
Costco has 802 warehouses around the world and 558 warehouses in 45 U.S. states and Puerto Rico. He stated that masks and masks should not be regarded as “social distancing alternatives” and encourage shoppers to continue to do so.
Other major retailers, includingCustomers should wear masks.
Since April, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been recommending that Americans wear masks in public, and recently updated its guidelines to point out that they should wear masks.
Masks are used to protect the eyes, but CDC does not recommend using masks instead of masks.
CDC pointed out: “CDC does not recommend using a mask or goggles in place of a mask.” “The mask has a large gap under and on the sides of the face. Drops of your breath may escape and reach other people around. Currently, we do not Know how much protection the mask will provide to those around you.”