Costco’s anti-coronavirus mask policy triggers violent reaction on social networks

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People are not happy with Costco’s new policy.

Last week, the retail giant announced that as of Monday, customers will not be allowed into Costco stores unless they wear a mask.

Children under the age of 2 or people with health conditions that prevent them from wearing a mask are the only exclusions from the police, according to the announcement on the Costco COVID-19 Updates web page.

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Costco created the new rule to slow the spread of coronavirus in its stores. The rule also follows guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which state that people should cover their mouths and noses in public places.

However, Costco has faced negative reactions from social media customers who say they are considering canceling their membership and boycotting the business.

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Despite the outcry, some people favor the warehouse store, saying they approve of the masks because they promote member and employee safety.

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Costco also said in its announcement that the mask policy “should not be seen as a substitute for social distancing.”

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“Please continue to follow the rules regarding the appropriate distance on Costco’s premises,” said the retailer on its website.

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