Fayette Mall, Target, Walmart release statements on Kentucky mask mandate – WKYT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – As the clock ticks closer to 5 p.m. Friday – marking the beginning of a statewide mandatory mask order – some Lexington retailers are releasing statements on how their operations will work towards compliance.

A spokesperson for Fayette Mall tells WKYT the shopping center expects customers and retail employees to comply with the order. The statement from the mall continues, saying “Our security will monitor in the mall common areas, and we expect retailers to monitor from within their own spaces.” The spokesperson also says security at the mall will have a limited number of masks available for customers that need one.

Target also spoke to WKYT on the matter, saying team members at the store are being provided with masks and gloves to wear at work, and are being encouraged to comply with CDC guidelines for healthy hygiene habits. Additionally, stores will have added signage and stationed team members outside stores to remind guests to wear masks while shopping.

A Walmart spokesperson told WKYT they are limiting their stores to one entrance to help reinforce the wearing of masks. “Our COVID-19 protocols have continued to adapt during the pandemic in response to evolving research and mandates spanning the country,” a Walmart spokesperson said. “Additional safety changes are taking effect Friday in Kentucky to expand our efforts in reminding customers of the importance and necessity of wearing face coverings in our stores.”

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