As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) has joined many other retail outlets making face masks compulsory for all its customers and employees at all locations starting from July 20. The decision comes in to control the spread of the growing COVID-19 cases in the US. Walmart operates more than 4,700 Walmart stores in the U.S. and close to 600 Sam’s Club stores.
“While we’re certainly not the first business to require face coverings, we know this is a simple step everyone can take for their safety and the safety of others in our facilities,” stated Walmart COO Dacona Smith in a blog post.
Walmart plans to bring in a new Health Ambassador at its stores wearing a black polo shirt standing at the entrance encouraging face masks and making the process easy for the customers. At Walmart-owned Sam’s Club, complimentary masks will be distributed to members without one on hand. Recently, Starbucks also made face masks compulsory among its patrons.
Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is a worldwide retailer that operates in various formats. The three segments of the company include Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company is comprised of discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, home improvement stores, specialty electronics stores, apparel stores, drug stores, convenience stores, and membership-only warehouse clubs; and retail Websites. To learn more about Walmart (WMT) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Walmart Coverage Page.
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