And if customers don't have a face covering to wear, Schnucks "will provide complimentary masks-one per customer-for a limited time and while supplies last". This applies to all Walmart locations across the nation, including at the Ohio Valley Plaza in St. Clairsville.
The company will require all customers in all Kroger stores to wear a mask starting July 22.
Others, such as CVS Health and Kroger, stated they'll utilize signs or store statements to advise customers about the policy. Target said Thursday that it will hand out masks at entrances to those who need them.
Kroger, the largest USA grocery store operator, pointed to the spike in Covid-19 instances throughout the US when asserting its coverage this week.
Kroger grocery store announced it also will require customers to wear a mask. The company provides face coverings to customers who don't have them.
"We have been monitoring this situation closely, and given the escalating number of positive COVID-19 cases in the regions we serve, we believe requiring masks for teammates, vendors and, now, customers is in the best interest of public safety", said Schnucks Chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck.
Verizon: All customers at Veriozon's retail stores must wear a mask. The company said in a statement that it was "taking the next step and requiring all customers to wear face coverings when entering any of our stores throughout the country".
Target told USA Today it would begin requiring customers to wear face masks at its stores as of August 1.
Publix is encouraging those who are not able to wear face coverings to consider using delivery or curbside pickup.
CVS Pharmacy's requirements will go into effect also on July 20.
"To be clear, we're not asking our retailer workers to play the position of enforcer", Chief Working Officer Jon Roberts stated in a press release. Privately owned companies are free to implement mask rules, regardless of local or state law.