Walmart, Kroger to Require Shoppers to Wear Masks in All U.S. Stores

Walmart Inc. and Kroger Co. will require customers to wear face coverings inside all their U.S. stores, joining a growing chorus of big businesses and state leaders deciding that masks are needed to battle the surge in coronavirus cases and calling for a national policy.

The retail giants, which operate more than 8,000 stores across the country, said they were adopting their own mask requirements to protect their staff and customers. Walmart said a lack of federal rules had left it with a patchwork of local regulations. “We…

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