Family Dollar and Dollar Tree now not requires the usage of face masks of their shops, a reversal that comes as a rising variety of retailers have mandated face coverings amid a surge in coronavirus instances all through the nation.
“In accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are requiring all Associates and vendors to wear face coverings when inside our stores,” the retailers, each a part of Dollar Tree, Inc., wrote on their “Response to the Coronavirus” website final Thursday.
“We also request that our customers wear face coverings, and require face coverings where required by state or local ordinance.”
Some of the nation’s largest retailers have introduced new masks mandates, together with Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, and Kroger.
CEO Gary Philbin in an announcement on Dollar Tree’s coronavirus web page stated his firm was dedicated to conserving shops open for patrons.
“We are committed to keeping our 15,000+ stores open for you, and our teams are working tirelessly to provide clean and safe shopping environments with shelves stocked with essential products to meet your family’s needs,” he wrote.
Dollar Tree Inc. operates 15,370 shops throughout 48 states and Canada.