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April 13, 2023
McDonald’s has announced that masks will be required for all staff, regardless of vaccination status.
On Friday, McDonald’s released an internal memo to employees and franchisees notifying of the policy change. The policy went into effect on Monday and applies to restaurants located in high risk areas. They will also be requiring customers to wear masks in the high risk locations. McDonald’s did not release an official press release; CNBC reported the policy change was announced internally.
About a week before the newly reinstated mask mandate by McDonald’s was revealed, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention tweaked their Coronavirus guidance. The new recommendation is that everyone, vaccinated or not, should resume wearing masks indoors, primarily in areas where the Delta variant is escalating.
Several large companies, such as Target and Kohl’s, have begun reinstating mask mandates for its staff members. These two are recommending but not requiring that customers in high risk counties wear masks while in their stores. Similarly, Home Depot announced all of its employees and customers to wear masks in all locations, regardless of vaccination status.
ARTICLE: RITA VOGT
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