Walmart is asking shoppers to wear masks inside stores in counties deemed at high risk, but not requiring it. Walmart will also post signs to remind customers about the CDC’s revised guidance and encourage them to wear masks.
“We’ll follow all local mandates, as we have throughout the pandemic, and continue to monitor guidance from the CDC closely,” Target says.
Home Depot is requiring all workers to wear masks in all stores, regardless of vaccination status or the transmission risks of the area.
Kroger “strongly encourages” all workers and customers to wear a mask in stores and facilities, but does not require them.
McDonald’s told CNN on Tuesday that customers and staff inside restaurants in areas with high or substantial transmission will be required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. The chain added the policy change reflects CDC guidance.
The fast-food giant also said masks have already been required for staff and customers who are not vaccinated.
Where mandated by local law or regulation, Starbucks will require customers wear masks in our stores.
Starbucks employees are also required to wear masks on their shift.