Walmart will no longer require employees and customers to wear masks that will be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 in the United States.
The announcement comes a day after the health authorities of the North American country enabled people to dispense with masks in most closed places.
Walmart, the largest supermarket in the United States, will completely eliminate the need for masks for employees and consumers who are fully vaccinated against Covid 19. That is, two weeks after having completed their immunization - after health authorities of the country indicated that people who had done so could stop using it in most enclosed spaces, local media reported.
According to an internal company statement quoted by the CNBC channel, customers can dispense with the use of protective masks from this Friday. At the same time, employees will stop wearing them as of next Tuesday.
However, the company specified that supermarkets would follow the rules dictated by local authorities regarding these protective clothing.
As far as retail chain workers are concerned, the company has clarified that it will be limited to asking its employees in writing whether they have been vaccinated before wearing the niqab.
Integrity is one of our core values, and we are confident that colleagues will respect this principle when responding, the company said in the letter. However, the company will require proof of vaccination from workers who offer vaccination offers access to a $ 75 bonus.
Yesterday, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, for its acronym), Rochelle walensky, said: If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing what you have stopped doing because of epidemics.
In a briefing at the White House, Valensky pointed out that crowds of consumers would be sought in scattered entrances such as buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters, but that restrictions on workplaces and schools could be eased. ۔
It has also announced the removal of the indication that fully vaccinated people wear masks in crowds outside.
According to the expert, today, it can be said with confidence that vaccines work, are resistant to new forms, and vaccinators are less likely to spread the virus. In addition, he added, much of the evidence comes from real-world education - for example, in Israel - and not from laboratories.
The announcement comes as the massive vaccination campaign in the United States begins: infections are at their lowest rate since September, with deaths at their lowest level since last April. And since the onset of the epidemic, the positive rate has been at an all-time low.
CDC figures show that more than 155 million people - 46.8% of the population - have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while more than 120 million - 36.2% - have received the full dose. Have been vaccinated.
The rate of new vaccines has dropped in recent weeks. Still, with the release of the Pfizer vaccine to children between the ages of 12 and 15 on Wednesday, more are expected in the coming days.