McDonald’s To Require Face Masks Starting August 1st

USA Today reports:

McDonald’s will require customers to wear masks or face coverings when entering its 14,000 restaurants nationwide starting Aug. 1. The fast food giant is the latest business to announce it will mandate masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19 as cases spike.

“While nearly 82% of our restaurants are in states or localities that require facial coverings for both crew and customers today, it’s important we protect the safety of all employees and customers,” McDonald’s said in its statement Friday.

Walmart, Sam’s Club, Kroger, Publix, Bed Bath & Beyond are among the major retailers now requiring masks nationwide. Target and Gap brands, which include Old Navy, also will start requiring masks Aug. 1.