Walmart to drop mask rule for vaccinated customers, staff

Saturday, 15. May 2021 01:03

Walmart Inc. stated on Friday it will drop the requirements for wearing protective masks inside its stores for staff and customers fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

"We're encouraging all associates to get vaccinated and help end this pandemic. [...] Let's help reach our national vaccination goals by the Fourth of July," the company said. The change will take effect on Tuesday.

Back in February, Walmart announced it will organize a series of events with the goal of providing vaccines to vulnerable communities. Earlier this month, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relaxed the rules for wearing masks for vaccinated people.

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