Dacona Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Walmart U.S., and Lance de la Rosa, Chief Operating Officer, Sam’s Club stated that approximately 65 percent of more than 5,000 Walmart stores and Sam's Clubs are located in areas where there is some form of government mandate on face coverings.

Facemasks are becoming mandatory in business settings as masks or face coverings are becoming a requirement.

Walmart and Sam’s Club announced on July 15 that beginning Monday, all shoppers will be required to wear face coverings.

Dacona Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Walmart U.S., and Lance de la Rosa, Chief Operating Officer, Sam’s Club stated that approximately 65 percent of more than 5,000 Walmart stores and Sam's Clubs are located in areas where there is some form of government mandate on face coverings.

“According to the CDC, face coverings help decrease the spread of COVID-19, and because the virus can be spread by people who don’t have symptoms and don’t know they are infected, it’s critically important for everyone to wear a face-covering in public and social distance,” said Smith in a press release.

Walmart has created the role of Health Ambassador and will station them near the entrance to remind those without a mask of the new requirements.

Many who can’t comply based on health-related issues are wondering what the requirements would be.

“You shouldn’t have to disclose your health matters with an associate,” said Lena Dunlap during an online mask discussion.

“We know it may not be possible for everyone to wear a face covering,” said Smith. “Our associates will be trained on those exceptions to help reduce friction for the shopper and make the process as easy as possible for everyone.”

Family Dollar and Dollar tree has also implemented face covering requirements while inside their facility. According to their COVID-19 update page, in accordance with guidelines from the CDC, they are requiring all associates, customers and vendors to wear cloth face coverings when inside our stores.

Gary Philbin, Chief Executive Officer of Dollar Tree Inc. said the Company is committed to keeping each of its more than 15,300 Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores open to serve the critical product needs of customers in a convenient store format at prices they can afford.

“In the midst of all of this uncertainty, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar are here for you and your family,” said Philbin. “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.”

Brookshire Grocery Company, which owns Super 1 Foods, also requires masks for their customers according to a release from the company.

"During this pandemic, the protection of our employees and customers is our priority. All customers are required to wear face masks or coverings in locations with state or local orders requiring them while in our stores unless a customer meets an exemption stated in the order," the release said.