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Costco making face-coverings mandatory, including Prince George

Policy will go into effect on Nov. 16
Costco will be implementing a new face mask policy on Nov. 16, 2020. (via Facebook/Andy Shen)

As COVID-19 numbers continue to soar, another large retail company is making masks mandatory.

Costco has announced that starting Monday (Nov. 16), its locations across North America, including Prince George, will require all members, guests and employees to wear a face mask or face shield.

Access to the warehouse will only be granted to those wearing a face-covering or shield; however, children under two years of age are exempt. 

Costco previously allowed those with medical conditions not to wear a mask, but now ask that if you can't wear a face mask, you must wear a shield. 

"This updated policy may seem inconvenient to some, however, we believe the added safety is worth any inconvenience," Costco President and CEO Craig Jelinek said in a memo this week. 

"Our goal is to continue to provide a safe shopping environment for our members and guests, and to provide a safe work environment for our employees."