Walmart on Wednesday announced that all customers in its stores will have to wear face masks before entering starting on July 20th.
“While we’re certainly not the first business to require face coverings, we know this is a simple step everyone can take for their safety and the safety of others in our facilities,” the company explains in its announcement. “According to the CDC, face coverings help decrease the spread of COVID-19, and because the virus can be spread by people who don’t have symptoms and don’t know they are infected, it’s critically important for everyone to wear a face covering in public and social distance.”
These basic public health measures aren’t sitting well with many anti-face mask conservatives, however — check out some angry reactions below.
I’m still going to go in without one, you can’t make me.
— Karen Clounch 🇱🇷 (@clounch_karen) July 15, 2020
obedience masks… not about health… it’s about doin’ what you are told… no matter how stupid… and breathin’ y’er own used air makes ya stupid… it’s a simple fact… and the test is bullshit (:~:) pic.twitter.com/flzb4i7Ue6
— Charlie Fetty (@crfiii) July 15, 2020
— JustKen (@FuriousFarmBoy) July 15, 2020
@Walmart you have now joined the circus of fools with your mask requirement. We are being lied to about the spike. I have a medical condition so I won’t be wearing one. Oh and you can’t ask me about my medical condition.
— dwpatriot99 (@dwpatriot99) July 15, 2020
— Bagels And Shade (@bagelsandshade) July 15, 2020
@WalmartInc Starting 7/20, shop anywhere but Walmart. That’s what I think about your mask rule.
— Doug Bumbalough (@dok46222) July 15, 2020
Will be doing even more shopping on line. Not wearing a mask. Period.
— Judy Woltmann (@jwoltmann) July 15, 2020
Dear @Walmart I won’t wear a mask unless in a hospital or doctor’s office. You are neither.
You can shove your requirement. I’m moving my scripts to another pharmacy and you can go to hell.
— ⬅️ That’s Me 🙋🏼♀️ ❤️🇺🇸 (@SouthernConLady) July 15, 2020
I haven’t shopped at Costco since they required harmful face diapers. I’ll do the same if Walmart also tries to hold us hostage. @Walmart
— Dawn (@DawnReneeReagan) July 15, 2020