Costco has required masks since the beginning of May, making national headlines as shoppers attempted to still shop there while flaunting the mask rule. In the wake of new rises in coronavirus hospitalizations, other stores are finally making national rules regarding face coverings. Walmart, Sams Club, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Kohl’s, Walgreens and CVS. Publix Supermarkets will begin requiring a face covering on Tuesday, Home Depot and Kroger on Wednesday. Recent studies have re-emphasized the efficacy of masks which may have led to this boom in mask mandates.
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