McDonald’s to Require Masks at All U.S. Restaurants

By Kurt Stolz on 24 July 2020
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McDonald’s said it will require all customers to don face masks at its restaurants starting August 1, 2020.

The move covers over 14,000 restaurants in the United States.

“While nearly 82% of our restaurants are in states or localities that require facial coverings for both crew and customers today, it’s important we protect the safety of all employees and customers,” the company said in a statement on Friday.

The company also announced on Friday that it would pause restaurant reopenings for an additional 30 days and begin to install protective panels “to create even safer conditions” inside the restaurants.

McDonald’s is joining a host of companies ranging from Walmart to Target to Aldi that require their customers to wear masks amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

The company said it will train its employees on the new mask policy so they are prepared to address situations when customers do not comply with the policy.

“The intent of this policy is to take a proactive approach and focus on quickly finding solutions when customers are unable or unwilling to wear a face covering,” the company said. “In those situations where a customer declines to wear a face covering, we’ll put in place additional procedures to take care of them in a friendly, expedited way.”

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