Costco Drops Mask Mandate For Fully Vaccinated Employees, Shoppers – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Costco has updated its in-store mask policy to reflect the latest guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
On Thursday, the CDC announced that, in most cases, fully vaccinated people will no longer have to wear a mask unless required by state and local law.
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Costco announced that members and guests who are fully vaccinated will be able to enter a store without a face mask or face shield at their locations in the United States that have no state or local mask requirements. While they do not require proof of vaccination, they do ask guests and members to cooperate with the revised policy.
People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccination.
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Face covers are still required in healthcare, including pharmacy, optics, and hearing aids.
In locations where the state or local jurisdiction has a mask mandate, follow state or local regulations.
The news comes as other retailers like Trader Joe’s, Costco, Publix, Winn-Dixie, Walmart, and Sam’s Club have made similar policy changes.
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However, in stores like Target, Home Depot, CVS, and Walgreens, customers are still required to wear face-covering while in their stores.