Read statement; Walmart announces “health ambassadors” with black shirts to enforce mask wearing in stores

Read statement; Walmart announces “health ambassadors” with black shirts to enforce mask wearing in stores

Scranton, PA

Walmart has announced they plan to “remind” customers of a new policy to require masks in their stores in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

In an email released Friday, July 17, 2020 Walmart said:

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our priority has been the health and safety of both you and our associates.

Starting Monday, July 20, we will require all customers to wear a face covering while shopping in our stores. According to the CDC and other health officials, COVID-19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms and don’t know they are infected. This is a simple step that we and other retailers are taking to help protect your safety and the safety of others.

You may already be wearing a face covering while you shop. In fact, about 65 percent of our stores are located in areas where there is some form of government mandate on face coverings.

We’ll have a health ambassador stationed near the entrance of our stores to help remind you of this policy. The ambassadors will be identifiable by their black polo shirts.