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Like many retailers, Lowe’s has established a mandatory mask rule for its stores, but has told its workforce to avoid confronting customers who refuse to don masks.
“We will not ask our associates to put their safety at risk by confronting customers about wearing masks, so we are consistently requesting that customers wear masks for the safety of everyone in our stores,” a Lowe’s spokesperson previously said in a statement to Business Insider.
Business Insider spoke with five current and former Lowe’s employees about the retailer’s mask policy.
Lowe’s employees expressed worries about how a lack of mask policy enforcement could jeopardize their safety at work.
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Since July 20, unmasked customers entering Lowe’s stores around the country have each been offered a mask at the door. Stores have posted signage requesting that its customers wear a mask within the stores, in accordance with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance for public spaces.
But there’s no penalty for declining the free mask. Lowe’s employees are instructed to thank these anti-mask shoppers and allow them to proceed into the store.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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