The recent trend has been for retailers, large and small, to implement face covering requirements for their customers and employees, but Dollar Tree and Family Dollar have gone in a different direction by no longer require customers to wear masks while shopping in stores.
According to the company’s website, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar will now “request” that their customers wear face coverings. This is a policy turnaround as the retailer had just announced that shoppers, vendors, and employees must wear face masks.
Now, they will be required only if they are mandated by state or local officials.
“In accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are requiring all Associates and vendors to wear face coverings when inside our stores,” the retailers’ updated policy states. “We also request that our customers wear face coverings, and require face coverings where required by state or local ordinance.”