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.
@CNBC I’m still going to go in without one, you can’t make me.— Karen Clounch 🇱🇷 (@Karen Clounch 🇱🇷)1594823551.0
@CNBC obedience masks... not about health... it's about doin' what you are told... no matter how stupid... and brea… https://t.co/GcQxvQB7x8— Charlie Fetty (@Charlie Fetty)1594823690.0
@Walmart you have now joined the circus of fools with your mask requirement. We are being lied to about the spike.… https://t.co/fgqdy3xpDl— Dr. President-Elect dwpatriot99 (@Dr. President-Elect dwpatriot99)1594824627.0
So Wear A Mask Even Though The @CDCgov & #DrFauci Lied To Us‼️ Really @Walmart ⁉️@POTUS Please End This Insanity &… https://t.co/c68hTZZQia— Bagels And Shade (@Bagels And Shade)1594824621.0
@WalmartInc Starting 7/20, shop anywhere but Walmart. That's what I think about your mask rule.— Doug (@Doug)1594824551.0
@JaxBchLady @Walmart Will be doing even more shopping on line. Not wearing a mask. Period.— Judy Woltmann (@Judy Woltmann)1594824429.0
Dear @Walmart I won’t wear a mask unless in a hospital or doctor’s office. You are neither. You can shove your re… https://t.co/bwmq1lZdFN— ⬅️ That’s Me 🙋🏼♀️ ❤️🇺🇸 (@⬅️ That’s Me 🙋🏼♀️ ❤️🇺🇸)1594825860.0