Yesterday, Canada’s public health experts “fully recommended” Canadians wear non-medical face masks in public when they aren’t sure they will be able to keep their distance from others.
Dr. Theresa Tam said the new recommendation comes as stay-at-home orders are lifting in different provinces and more people are going outside, riding public transit, or visiting stores.
As a result of the change in language, Costco is recommending that all customers wear a mask or face covering that covers the mouth and nose, at all times while on Costco premises.
The statement on its website says, ” To protect our members and employees, it is recommended that all Costco members and guests wear a mask or face covering that covers the mouth and nose, at all times while on Costco premises. This recommendation does not apply to children under the age of 2 or to individuals who are unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition. The use of a mask or face covering should not be seen as a substitute for social distancing. Please continue to observe rules regarding appropriate distancing while on Costco premises.”