Walmart is the latest major retailer to require that customers wear masks

Walmart and Sam's Club will start requiring masks at stores and clubs nationwide starting Monday, July 20, the company announced today.

"We know some people have differing opinions on this topic. We also recognize the role we can play to help protect the health and well-being of the communities we serve by following the evolving guidance of health officials like the CDC," the retailers' chief operating officers said in a blog post Wednesday.

The move comes two days after Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said a mask mandate in stores nationwide was "obviously something that's on our minds."

Best Buy and Starbucks started requiring consumers nationwide wear masks this Wednesday.

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