Costco customer kicked out for not wearing mask in store

Costco customer kicked out for not wearing mask in store

When Tison is informed that the video is being broadcast to the shopper's "3,000-follower Instagram feed", he gives a polite wave and shares exactly what he is doing and why. When that happened, the man tried to get his partner, who was wearing a mask, to take his card and purchase the items instead.

"God bless Tison and all the other folks working in retail, restaurant and other [service] industries. just trying to do their jobs and keep us safe", one user wrote.

An employee of a Costco store in Thornton, Colorado, refused service to a customer on May 16, after he did not comply with the company's mask policy, a widely reposted video shows. The man eventually removed the clip from the platform after it was supposedly "downvoted into oblivion". "In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are hard to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission". "This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity".

As of May 4, Costco has required all shoppers to wear masks while in its stores.

Costco implemented a policy requiring all workers and customers to wear masks or face coverings earlier this month. Businesses have the right to prevent people from spewing saliva droplets in their stores.

"This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 2 or to individuals who are unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition".

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"The use of a face covering should not be seen as a substitute for social distancing". "We should be moving forward as a country", he added.

'Please continue to observe rules regarding appropriate distancing while on Costco premises'. "Thank you for your understanding and cooperation".

'I will not comply with your mask rule!,' one person posted on Twitter.

The man whose shopping cart taken created a video response to the Costco altercation, which Mediaite said was deleted from Reddit - but the clip lived on elsewhere.

Costco said that management had no comment at this time when USA TODAY reached out.

Correction 5/20/20 9:38 a.m. ET: This article was updated to say that the second incident occurred at Gelson's Markets, not Costco as originally stated.

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