Walmart, Starbucks, Best Buy all now require masks as of Wednesday


Share post:

Walmart, Starbucks and Best Buy all now require masks when visiting one of their stores, as of next Monday. The announcements were made by the various retailers over the course of the last 48 hours.

Menards and Costco were some of the first retailers to require masks in the nation.

The new requirements cover all Walmart locations, Sam’s Clubs, Walmart Supercenters, Starbucks and Best Buy locations.  Walmart has over 180 locations in Illinois.  The mask mandates at Walmart won’t go into effect at Walmart on Monday.

Additional signage will be posted at the front of stores.  Walmart will also create a “health ambassador” to be stationed near the entrance to remind those to wear a mask. 

Traditionally, Walmart greeters are a stereotype among shoppers, generally an elderly person or challenged individual which could be more susceptible to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s unknown at this time if that role will be dictated to them, or if a new additional member will be tasked with such a role.

The mask mandate at Starbucks and Best Buy begin today.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

Illinois Man Arrested for Stealing Food Pantry Bus in Reported Hospital Trip Attempt

Watseka, Illinois - An Illinois man was apprehended for allegedly stealing a bus belonging to a Pembroke Township food...

Arkansas Residents Identified as Victims in Illinois Camper Trailer Fire Tragedy

Morris, IL – A tragic fire in a camper trailer at Love’s Truck Stop on Brisbin Road claimed the...

Illinois State Police Make Arrest in Fatal Summer Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Crash in Kankakee County

Kankakee County, Illinois – The Illinois State Police have arrested a Momence man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run...

Bolingbrook Braces for CosMc’s: McDonald’s Latest Innovation

BOLINGBROOK, IL — Anticipation mounts as Bolingbrook gears up to welcome CosMc's, McDonald's enigmatic new concept, at its former...