Walmart enforcing face coverings across Canada

Walmart is enforcing all customers and staff wear face coverings while inside stores across Canada. (Photo courtesy of Walmart Canada media room)

Customers and staff are now required to wear a face covering while inside all Walmart stores in Canada.

Health Canada identified masks or face coverings can reduce the spread infectious respiratory droplets that cause COVID-19,  says Felicia Fefer, spokesperson for Walmart Canada, in an email.

Fefer adds, 60 per cent of stores in Canada already have local mandates enforcing face coverings while inside.

But starting Aug. 12, stores that do not have pre-existing mandates will be required to enforce face coverings for both staff and customers.

Yellowknife does not have any rules requiring businesses enforce face masks.

When reached for confirmation face coverings will be enforced at the Yellowknife Walmart, a customer service representative told CKLB she has “no comment.”

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