GameStop to require masks in their stores starting July 27th


In a move to better protect their employees and their customers, GameStop has released an official statement about their mandatory mask requirement and what it means for shopping for their customers.

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to spike once more, stores are beginning to do what they can in order to put new safety measures in place in order to protect their customers and their employees. The video game and geek culture retailer revealed that they will begin joining many other retailers in requiring that their customers wear masks in order to limit and or prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In a statement, George Sherman, CEO of GameStop, confirmed in an official press release the reason behind their decision, “We believe this is the right thing to do to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our associates and customers from the growing spread of COVID-19. Providing a safe environment in our stores for all customers and store associates continues to be our top priority and wearing a face covering is a simple step every one of us can take to ensure the safety of others in our stores.”

GameStop has confirmed that those who have concerns about wearing masks in-store or have health-related issues can use their website, the mobile app, and even use their contactless Deliver@Door curbside service in order to meet their shopping needs. GameStop isn’t the only one enforcing these rules as many other big-box retailers have already done so over the course of the past week.

Customers wanting to shop without masks have until July 27th to do so. After that point, GameStop will be enforcing these rules on a corporate scale while many cities and counties across the nation have already begun to issue mandatory mask orders.

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