EL PASO – Following orders from the County Health Authority, the branches of the El Paso Walmart retail chain have once again required their customers to wear a mask inside the store.
Lauren Willis, director of communications at Walmart, mentioned that they are following all indications, which is why they applied this measure since august 18.
He said that since the beginning of the pandemic caused by the Coronavirus, they have carried out local mandates, since the health and well-being of their associates are their main priority.
The mandatory use of masks is for all people, that is, it does not matter whether or not they have the complete vaccination scheme.
Walmart announced that they will continue to focus on the recommendations issued by health authorities, including what is requested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local health departments.
Since the CDC requested that everyone wear a mask in closed public environments, the commercial chain applied this requirement to its customers with the aim of reducing the contagion rates of Covid-19 and the Delta variant.
In recent days Hector Ocaranza, a doctor for the City and County Health Authority, issued a mandate for the population to use face masks throughout the county in establishments and enclosed spaces.
The Order of the Local Health Authority came into force from the first minute of August 18, 2021, stipulating that this measure be put into practice by all people over 2 years old who are indoors.
In the case of children from 2 to 10 years of age, parents and guardians are responsible for ensuring that their children use the mask correctly.