He is immediately interrupted by the customer who, turning the camera on himself, said he refused to wear a mask because he "woke up in a free country".
With that Tison takes the customer's cart away: "Sir, have a great day". You are no longer welcome in our warehouse.
If you don't wear a mask while shopping, Tison from Costco will ask you to leave.
"Slow. Effing. Clap. I'm signing up for a #Costco membership. So either wear the mask ...", the masked worker, whose badge identified him as Tison, said to the camera in the 36-second clip, which has received millions of views on Twitter. Businesses have the right to prevent people from spewing saliva droplets in their stores. We know some members may find this inconvenient or objectionable, but under the circumstances we believe the added safety is worth any inconvenience. "This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity".
Singer Natalie Gelman also shared the clip, writing: "Yep".
Apparently, wanting people to live makes you a sheep.
"God bless Tison and all the other folks working in retail, restaurant and other [service] industries. just trying to do their jobs and keep us safe", one user wrote.
The Colorado Costco customer whose video of a May 16 run-in with a store employee went viral spoke to Storyful about the encounter.
"Karen gets upset that a store won't let her shop without a protective facemask".
Others blasted the move an "abuse of power": 'You have hit a new low. you are an American corporation with an obligation to support our American values, dictating face mask for your workers is one thing but forcing this on your loyal members who paid for a membership is a complete abuse of power'.
Though the CDC's guidelines refer to wearing a cloth face covering as a "voluntary public health measure", Costco has adopted face coverings as mandatory for entrance to the store. Please continue to observe rules regarding appropriate distancing while on Costco premises. "Thank you for your understanding and cooperation".
Costco has been contacted for additional comment. In a flagrant violation of that rule, an as-of-yet-unidentified man posted a video of his confrontation with a Costco manager named Tison to Reddit that is now going viral.