Walmart, Sam’s Club Require Shoppers to Wear Face Coverings

Walmart, Sam’s Club Require Shoppers to Wear Face Coverings

Here’s a heads up for Walmart and Sam’s Club shoppers in Kane County: the corporation on Wednesday (July 15, 2020) announced it is requiring shoppers to wear face coverings.

In a news release posted on the Walmart website, Walmart CEO Dacona Smith and Sam’s Club CEO Lance de la Rosa said the requirement will begin Monday, July 20.

“As the number of confirmed cases has spiked in communities across the country recently, so too have the number and types of face covering mandates being implemented,” they wrote.

“Currently about 65 percent of our more than 5,000 stores and clubs are located in areas where there is some form of government mandate on face coverings. To help bring consistency across stores and clubs, we will require all shoppers to wear a face covering.”

In addition to posting clear signage at the front of stores, Walmart has created the role of Health Ambassador and will station them near the entrance to remind those without a mask of our new requirements.

The ambassadors, identifiable by their black polo shirts, will work with customers who show up at a store without a face covering to try and find a solution.

To help ensure consistency with this new process, all stores will have a single entrance.

At Sam’s Clubs, associates at the entrance will follow the same process with members, politely reminding them of our requirement to wear a face covering when shopping with us.

Complimentary masks will be provided if the member doesn’t have one. Or members can purchase masks in the club.

SOURCE: Walmart news release