Walmart says it will provide coverings to the workers once they pass health screenings and temperature checks.
Loyola students, staff and alumni have joined others across the country in making their own masks from bandanas, scarves and cloth scraps to follow the recent recommendations from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The retailer announced the policy change Friday.
"We'll also be encouraging customers and members to wear face coverings when they shop with us".
The governor says the overall goal is to stop the spread of COVID-19, and that the masks help protect New Yorkers.
Surgical masks and disposable N95 respirators are in highest demand, but doctors who are typically responsible for ordering their own protective equipment say suppliers are bereft of stock.
Walmart, the largest private employer in the United States, has waited to secure protective gear to avoid limiting equipment that could go to strained health workers, Dan Bartlett, the company's vice president of corporate affairs, previously told reporters.
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Walmart said that exceptions to the policy will be made based on local laws and individual health needs.
Shoppers will be encouraged to wear face masks, too. With this knowledge, we believe it is simply in everyone's best interest to use masks or face coverings to curb the spread of this disease.
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Starting Monday, you'll be required to wear a face covering at work.
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