Walmart, Sam’s Club to require masks in stores amid COVID-19 pandemic

Face coverings required in public spaces in Michigan

Walmart and Sam's Club will require masks in stores.

DETROIT – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent Executive Order requires face masks in public places.

Executive Order 2020-147 said that individuals are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in an indoor public space. It also requires the use of face coverings in crowded outdoor spaces.

Retailers like Walmart have a lot of influence on customers across the country as we deal with safety precautions amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The rules are changing at more and more stores.

READ: Michigan businesses required to enforce new mask mandate

Walmart and Sam’s Club are requiring customers to wear masks. If a customer doesn’t have a mask on, they will be asked to leave.

The rule goes into effect on Monday at 5,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations nationwide. Other retailers are expected to follow this decision with their own rules.

Walmart is bringing in Health Ambassadors to greet customers at the door. They are expected to work with customers who don’t have a mask to find a solution that works for everyone.

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Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.