To: Albertson’s, Star Market, Shaw’s, Safeway

Albertson’s Needs to Prohibit Customers from Entering without Masks

Albertson’s Needs to Prohibit Customers from Entering without Masks

Albertson’s and it’s child companies can and should do more to provide a safe environment for its employees. The company’s response at first was responsible in providing masks for employees and requiring health checkins, but the company’s interest in prevention has become lackluster.

While requiring employees to wear masks is a standard response that virtually all major companies have taken, where Albertson’s lags behind is requiring customers to be masked in order to enter a building. The likes of Costco, Walmart, Target, Starbucks, and Apple have begun posting security at the entrances of their stores and requiring masks to everyone who wishes to enter. Albertson’s should be requiring everyone, including customers, to wear a mask inside one of their buildings.

Why is this important?

Albertson’s flimsy excuse from doing this has been that we can’t require people who claim an ADA medical exemption from wearing a mask. What they fail to mention to employees is that the ADA does not cover exemptions that put others in danger. Not wearing a mask in public places others in direct harm and should not be allowed.