Costco Updates Their Mask Policy To Require Shoppers With Medical Conditions To Wear Face Shields

Costco, which was one of the first retailers to mandate shoppers wear masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, is updating its face mask policy.  Starting Monday, Nov. 16, the wholesale club says it will require all members, guests and employees to wear a face mask or face shield with the exception of children under 2.  “Members and guests must wear a face mask that covers their mouth and nose at all times,” Costco said on its COVID19 updates page. “Individuals who are unable to wear a face mask due to a medical condition must wear a face shield. … Entry to Costco will be granted only to those wearing a face mask or face shield.”  Costco’s original policy went into effect in early May and didn’t require shoppers with medical conditions to wear masks.  “This is no longer the case,” Costco President and CEO Craig Jelinek wrote in a letter to members this week.  “If a member has a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask, they must wear a face shield at Costco.”

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan