By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Costco is now requiring customers, even those with medical conditions, to wear face coverings.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Investigating Threat Made Toward Pittsburgh Central Catholic
In a letter sent to Costco members, the company says members, guests and employees will be required to wear a face mask or face shield. Those who don’t, except for children under 2, will be denied entry.READ MORE: 'You Are Not Alone:' Mother Of Domestic Violence Victim Challenging Men To Speak Up
In Costco’s mask policy that has been in place since May, people with medical conditions that prevented them from wearing a mask were exempt. But now, Costco says if that’s the case, that shopper will have to wear a face shield.
“This updated policy may seem inconvenient to some, however we believe the added safety is worth any inconvenience. 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,” the letter to members reads.MORE NEWS: State Senator Pat Stefano Introduces Legislation To Expand Pennsylvania's Castle Doctrine Law
In Pennsylvania, it is mandatory to wear a face mask in public, although there are some exemptions.