Customers will soon be required to wear a mask or face shield before entering a Costco store.
Costco has announced they will be requiring customers and employees to wear a face mask or face shield at all store locations starting Nov. 16. Children under the age of two, however, are exempt.
The company also says those who could not wear a mask due to a medical condition are not exempt from the requirement and must wear a face shield before entering the store.
“This updated policy may seem inconvenient to some, however, we believe the added safety is worth any inconvenience. Our goal is to continue to provide a safe shopping environment for our members and guests, and to provide a safe work environment for our employees,” Craig Jelinek, Costco president and chief executive officer, said in a statement posted on the company’s website.
Face masks have been required at Costco stores in the United States for months, but optional at stores in Canada.
Costco’s headquarters are located in Issaquah, Wash.