USA Today reports:
Walmart and Sam’s Club will require employees to wear masks or other face coverings starting Monday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Shoppers also will be encouraged to wear face masks as part of the retailers’ updated COVID-19 response.
The retail giant announced the changes in a letter sent to employees that was posted on Walmart.com late Friday. The employee policy is for all U.S. stores, clubs, distribution and fulfillment centers, and corporate offices.
“We have evolved our policy on face coverings from optional to mandatory as public health guidance has shifted,” the letter said. “The CDC now recommends wearing face coverings in public settings, including grocery stores, to help curb the spread of the virus.”