×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: costco | masks | coronavirus

Costco Mask-Wearing Mandate Riles Members

Costco Mask-Wearing Mandate Riles Members

Customers walk to an entrance line in front of a Costco warehouse store. (Phelan M. Ebenhack via AP)

By    |   Friday, 01 May 2020 09:55 PM EDT

Costco is making shoppers wear masks in its stores, but some members of the warehouse chain are pushing back at the directive.

"Adios #Costco! Won't be renewing my membership!" one member tweeted. "I REFUSE to mask up for the low IQ mob that's falling for the propaganda, not to mention the health risks by restricting oxygen!"

Some members called for a boycott, and many took issue with the policy, arguing it promotes a safety measure that infringes on their rights.

One shopper said the policy was ineffective, while another called it fearmongering. Another took issue with being told what to do.

The policy takes effect Monday in all Costco stores, and demands "all Costco members and guests must wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times while at Costco,” Business Insider reported.

CEO Craig Jelinek defended the policy in a statement posted to the company's website.

"We know some members may find this inconvenient or objectionable, but under the circumstances we believe the added safety is worth any inconvenience," Jelinek wrote. "This is not simply a matter of personal choice; a face covering protects not just the wearer, but others too."

Costco's new policy is in-line with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, which advise that people wear face coverings in public settings to slow the spread of the coronavirus. 

© 2022 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


US
Costco is making shoppers wear masks in its stores, but some members of the warehouse chain are pushing back at the directive.
costco, masks, coronavirus
231
2020-55-01
Friday, 01 May 2020 09:55 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved