Monday, January 30, 2023

Walmart (USA) drops mask mandate for 1.6M employees

Walmart said in a memo today it will no longer require fully vaccinated U.S. employees to wear masks at work. However, those who wish to wear a mask while working are permitted to do so.

Driving the news: New COVID cases are plunging and the U.S. appears to be on its way out of this wave of the pandemic after less than two months, Axios’ reported. And NIAID director Anthony Fauci this week said the country is headed out of the “full-blown pandemic phase of COVID-19.”

Details: “Effective immediately, fully vaccinated associates will not be required to wear masks while working in any Walmart or Sam’s Club facility, unless required by a state or local mandate or ordinance,” according to the memo.

Read more at Axios

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