Walmart, Sam's Club, CVS and Lowe's among major retailers requiring masks beginning July 20

More major retailers are mandating masks, starting Monday, July 20, regardless of the rules in their particular city or county.

Walmart, Sam's Club, CVS, Kohl's and Lowe's will require masks at all of their stores, nationwide.

“We know some people have differing opinions on this topic,” wrote Dacona Smith, chief operating officer at Walmart U.S. and Lance de la Rosa, chief operating officer at Sam's Club in a blog posted Wednesday. “We also recognize the role we can play to help protect the health and well-being of the communities we serve by following the evolving guidance of health officials like the CDC.”

Publix will start requiring masks Tuesday, July 21, followed by Home Depot on Wednesday, July 22. 

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Aldi will begin mandating masks in stores on Monday, August 27, and then Target will follow suit on August 1. 

There are retailers with mask rules that were already in place, including Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Costco, Starbucks and Best Buy.