Aldi has announced it is requiring face coverings or masks for all customers entering its U.S. stores, effective July 27th, 2020. The grocer joins the ranks of other major retailers and businesses in the United States that have also mandated face coverings, including Walmart, Kroger, Target, Lowe’s, Sam’s Club, Costco, Menards, CVS, and Publix, among others.
The full announcement can be found on Aldi’s website, and it also is reprinted below.
New face covering policy for the safety of our customers and employees
The health and safety of our employees, customers and the communities we serve will always be our highest priority. With that focus in mind, effective July 27, face coverings will be required to enter ALDI stores.
We continue to monitor safety protocols from the CDC as well as state and local health officials. Most recently, the CDC stated that cloth face coverings are a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19 and could reduce the spread of the virus.
Our new face covering policy is an enhanced safety measure intended to help limit the spread of COVID-19. All ALDI employees will continue to wear face coverings, as they have for months.
We encourage any customer that is unable or unwilling to wear a face covering, to visit shop.aldi.us for grocery delivery – and even Curbside Grocery Pickup in many locations.
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