Customers Are Now Urged To Wear Face Masks In All Costco Canada Stores
They should be worn "at all times while on Costco premises.”
If you’re heading to Costco this week, don’t forget your mask! In a new statement on their website, the wholesale company is urging shoppers to do their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Costco Canada customers are asked to wear masks “at all times” when on the company’s premises, in accordance with new national guidelines.
Just one day after Canadian public health officials urged Canucks to, Costco Canada has released a similar statement.
In a notice on their website on May 21, the wholesale store explained, “Public health experts recommend the use of masks or face coverings in public settings.”
The message continued, “To protect our members and employees, it is recommended that all Costco members and guests wear a mask or face covering that covers the mouth and nose, at all times while on Costco premises.”
The company noted that this new request does not apply to children under the age of two, or to individuals who are unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition.
The message also adds thatshould not be considered a substitute for safe social distancing, which should also be practiced in stores at all times.
“Please continue to observe rules regarding appropriate distancing while on Costco premises. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation,” the company concluded.
The note comes just days after public health officials inadvised wearing face coverings when out and about in public.
Speaking on Wednesday, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Theresa Tam explained, "If you're wearing it, you're protecting other people against your droplets."
The wholesaler has been in the news on several occasions since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Canada.
After being the first store to experience the, and having several for the disease, the superstore is taking health officials' advice pretty seriously.
The prime minister is also now ensuring he has his mask handy, even when he’s.
He told reporters on Wednesday, "In situations where I'm either walking through the halls of Parliament or going to my office and coming into proximity with people, I've chosen to start wearing a mask."
Much better thaneh Justin?
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