By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Walmart and Sam’s Club stores will require all customers to wear masks beginning July 20, the stores’ chief operating officers announced Wednesday.
Signs will be posted at the entrances of all stores and Walmart will have “health ambassadors,” employees who will be stationed at entrances to remind customers about the new requirements. They will work with customers without masks to “find a solution,” according to the announcement.
To ensure consistency with this new process, all of the stores will have single entrances for the time being.
At the Sam’s Club stores, associates at the door will follow similar procedures, but complimentary masks will also be offered at the door. Members can also purchase masks inside the store.
“We know it may not be possible for everyone to wear a face covering,” the announcement said. “Our associates will be trained on those exceptions to help reduce friction for the shopper and make the process as easy as possible for everyone.”
Sam’s Club members, in an email announcing the new policies, were told that if they do not want to wear a mask, they can take advantage of the store’s curbside pickup option.