Costco has updated its face mask policy as the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the country and cause surges in multiple countries.
What’s going on?
Costco’s new policy calls for all members, guests and employees to wear masks or face shields — including those with medical conditions.
- Only children younger than 2 years old are exempt.
Costco updated its policy with the following update:
Members and guests must wear a face mask that covers their mouth and nose at all times. Individuals who are unable to wear a face mask due to a medical condition must wear a face shield. Children under the age of 2 are exempt. Entry to Costco will be granted only to those wearing a face mask or face shield.
The use of a face covering should not be seen as a substitute for social distancing. Please continue to observe rules regarding appropriate distancing while on Costco premises. For members who are unable to wear a mask or face covering, Costco has delivery options available on Costco.com. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
The new policy begins Monday, Nov. 16
Costco was one of the first major grocery stores to require guests to wear face masks when they enter the store, as I wrote about for the Deseret News. The policy was implemented for the foreseeable future. It has been in place for almost eight months.
- Costco said: “The use of a mask or face covering should not be seen as a substitute for social distancing. Please continue to observe rules regarding appropriate distancing while on Costco premises.”