Walmart Making Masks Mandatory Across Canada Starting August 12

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Fraser Valley/Toronto- Make all the jokes and meme’s you want about Walmart shoppers, but this is very serious.

Starting Wednesday August 12, masks will be mandatory for all customers in Canada’s Walmart’s.

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In a corporate email statement, Walmart Canada stated that this confirmed will now apply to customers and workers at all locations where a government mandate to wear a face covering isn’t already in place.

BC has yet to make masks mandatory.

The full statement from Walmart’s Felicia Fefer Manager, Corporate Affairs

Safety continues to be Walmart’s number one priority and we will continue to take measures necessary to ensure the well-being of our customers and associates.

Health Canada has identified that, when worn properly, a person wearing a mask / face covering can reduce the spread of his or her own infectious respiratory droplets. In addition, over 60 percent of our more than 400 stores are in regions of the country where there is some form of local government mandate on face coverings. 

For this reason, and to help bring more consistency across our store network, starting August 12, 2020, we are now requiring all customers and associates working in any Walmart store not already subject to a local government mandate to wear a mask or face covering in areas of our stores accessible to the public.  

Customers have done a great job following face covering requirements in those jurisdictions where it is mandated by the local government. We trust that customers in the rest of our stores where we are initiating this the policy will respect and follow it and will bring their own face coverings when they shop.  

Rest assured, we will continue to take measures to ensure the well-being of our customers and associates, including: 

•             Increased cleaning throughout our stores.

•             Wellness checks that include a temperature check for all associates at the start of each shift.

•             Limiting the number of customers shopping in the store at one time.

•             Cleaning shopping carts.

•             Encouraging regular handwashing and to regularly clean their work areas (including checkouts). 

•             Installing plexi-glass dividers at registers, customer service desks and in our pharmacies.

•             Introducing floor markings and one-way aisles to create physical distancing.

1 Comment on "Walmart Making Masks Mandatory Across Canada Starting August 12"

  1. this is wonderful now if you could only get the government to have the backbone to implement this during this horrible pandemic. They call it a global pandemic BC is in a state of emergency and they do nothing. Thank you Walmart.

    If anybody sees this comment here’s why the mask works… Every human when they talk and breathe out in its micro sprays moisture and the virus is so small it’s attached and can linger in the air for 30 minutes plus… The mask helps prevent this. How would you like to walk through and I’ll shopping and breathe in thousands of spores it’s that simple. You don’t think it will happen to you tell that to all the people that already have had it and the ones that have died. It can and it will happen to you. The best way to protect yourself is to protect others. Thank you Walmart I have doubled my respect for you.

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