Costco updating coronavirus mask policy to require shoppers with medical conditions to wear face shields
Costo has recently updated its policies regarding face masks and face shields to accomodate for those that have medical conditions. When the pandemic started, all customers and employees had to wear face masks unless they had a medical condition, or they were under the age of 2. Now, Costco is trying to make their shopping experience even safer by only allowing entrance to the store if someone with a medical condition is wearing a face shield. CEO of Costco, Craig Jelinek states, “If a member has a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask, they must wear a face shield at Costco.” This is to prevent spreading of the coronavirus even more. These requirements are very strict, and if a customer is not wearing the proper mask or face shield, they will be asked to leave. Jilinek also states, “This policy may seem inconvenient for some, however, we believe that the added safety is worth any inconvenience…Our goal is to continue to provide a safe shopping experience for our members and our guests, and to provide a safe work environment for our employees.” Overall, the new Costco mask and face shield policy may seem strict, but it is needed in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
I think that this article was informative and interesting. In my opinion, more private places should have stricter regulations on face masks and face shields because for most people face masks are just minor inconveniences to wear, and the amount of good that wearing one can bring is definitely worth it.