Coronavirus: Kohl’s to require shoppers wear masks in stores nationwide beginning July 20

Kohl’s requiring shoppers to wear masks in stores nationwide amid COVID-19

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Beginning Monday, shoppers must wear a mask to enter any of Kohl’s more than 1,100 stores nationwide.

“As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, face-covering mandates have grown to apply to approximately 70% of our store base; therefore, we’ve made the decision to take a consistent approach across our entire store fleet,” the company stated in a news release issued Wednesday.

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Kohl’s employees have been required to wear face coverings since the chain began reopening to the public May 4, but the mask requirement for shoppers takes effect July 20, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

Signage – and greeters – at the front of the stores will remind customers of the new policy, and store associates have been trained on the new health and safety measures, WSAW reported.

The Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin-based department store chain joins a growing list of retailers across the country requiring coronavirus-conscious safety measures as the number of COVID-19 infections continue to surge. The Kohl’s mandate echoes those adopted to date by the Apple Store, Best Buy, Costco, Dollar Tree, Kroger, Sam’s Club, Starbucks and Walmart, among others.