CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With COVID-19 cases rising and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urging widespread adoption of face coverings, Rite Aid will require customers to wear face coverings in all locations effective Tuesday, July 21. If a customer does not have a face covering, Rite Aid will provide one free of charge.
Face masks or shields have been mandatory for Rite Aid associates since May 1 and have been required for customers in communities where face coverings are required by law in public spaces. In line with Rite Aid’s commitment to support the whole-being health of the communities it serves, the company is expanding the requirement for customers to wear face coverings in all locations. Out of an abundance of caution for their safety, associates will not be asked to enforce requirements, but will be supported by signage and in-store announcements.
“As the pandemic continues to embattle the country, it’s critical that healthcare companies lead by example and do all we can to ensure the health and safety of our associates and customers,” said Jim Peters, chief operating officer, Rite Aid. “In order to best provide communities we serve with essential pharmacy services, we’re asking customers to help protect themselves and those around them by wearing a face covering.”
For an overview of actions Rite Aid has taken during COVID-19, click here.
About Rite Aid Corporation
Rite Aid Corporation is on the front lines of delivering healthcare services and retail products to more than 1.6 million Americans daily. Our pharmacists are uniquely positioned to engage with customers and improve their health outcomes. We provide an array of whole being health products and services for the entire family through over 2,400 retail pharmacy locations across 18 states. Through EnvisionRxOptions, we provide pharmacy benefits and services to approximately 4 million members nationwide. For more information, www.riteaid.com.