Best Buy Now Requiring Face Masks At Stores Nationwide
Another big company is cracking down amid COVID-19 coronavirus. Best Buy will now require all customers to wear face masks in stores nationwide.
The chain announced the news on Tuesday (July 14th) in a press release, stating that their new policy will "help protect not only our shoppers and communities, but also the tens of thousands of Best Buy employees working to serve our customers each day."
Customers will be required to wear a face mask in stores effective immediately and until further notice. If you do not have one, one can be provided to you upon entering the store. If you are unable to wear a face mask due to health reasons or have a small child accompanying you to the store, you will not be required to wear a face mask.
The store will also continue to offer other options for those who do not want to shop in store. You can make purchases online and on the store's mobile app. You can also choose delivery or use their curbside pickup option.
There is a Best Buy store in the Duluth area, located in the Burning Tree Plaza near Target. There are several other Best Buy locations across Minnesota and Wisconsin.
It is important to note that the City of Duluth has passed a citywide ordinance, requiring face masks in most public places across the area. While this applies to the Best Buy location in Duluth, it obviously doesn't apply to those stores that fall outside of city limits that don't have face mask ordinances of their own.
Walmart and Sam's Club quickly followed suit, announcing on Wednesday (July 15th) that beginning Monday (July 20th), all customers must wear a face mask when entering their stores.