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Walmart, Best Buy to require masks

 If you want to shop at Walmart or Sam’s Club on or after Monday, July 20, you will need to wear a face mask.


The company said in a statement Wednesday:


“As the number of confirmed cases has spiked in communities across the country recently, so too have the number and types of face-covering mandates being implemented.


Currently, about 65 percent of our more than 5,000 stores and clubs are located in areas where there is some form of government mandate on face coverings. To help bring consistency across stores and clubs, we will require all shoppers to wear a face covering starting Monday, July 20.”


Another retailer, Best Buy, announced Tuesday that it will also require shoppers to wear face masks. Costco started requiring customers to wear masks in stores beginning in May.