[Updated: April 29, 2020, 7:15pm]
Since the original article was posted we've learned that the new policy will not be launched immediately at all warehouse stores, but rather with a slow roll out beginning on May 4, 2020. Which warehouse store(s) will be implementing the new policy at the beginning of the roll out is currently unknown to us. We will update this story as more information becomes available to us.
During the current novel coronavirus pandemic, Costco Canada has been doing a great job at handling their in-store operations. Their latest change is happening on Monday May the 4th when all customers and employees will be required to wear face coverings in their warehouse stores.
The news follows other changes such as removing food samples, limiting the amount of guests allowed to shop at a time, adding special seniors hours, and giving priority access to healthcare workers and first responders.
“Costco members and guests must wear a mask or face covering that covers the mouth and nose at all times while at Costco. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 2 or to individuals who are unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition.”
You’ll be able to use a handmade mask or scarf so don’t worry if you don’t have a n95 rated mask, which Costco likely knows are still difficult to find and/or expensive to acquire. As long as your nose and mouth are covered, you’ll be allowed in to shop.
Some customers may not like the change, but you can’t fault Costco for wanting to make the shopping experience as safe as possible for everyone during these trying times.
Since the pandemic began, Costco has been a leader in implementing new protective policies and practices to help keep shoppers safe. It’s evident by the large amount of praise they’ve received from RedFlagDeals.com members in our forum.
What do you think about the new change to require face coverings in their warehouse stores? Let us know in the comments below.