Walmart It announced Friday that it has ended the mask mandate for fully vaccinated employees.
The company also completed and paid its daily health checks COVID-19 He left, according to FOX 24 of Rogers, Arkansas.
The change in policy comes with many states lifting their inner mask mandates.
Fully vaccinated employees will not be required to wear masks at any Walmart or Sam’s Club facility in effect immediately unless required by state, local or state ordinance, according to a company press release.
Walmart considers a “full vaccination” to be a full-dose regimen of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
If employees are not vaccinated, they must continue to wear masks.
Those who work in clinical care settings or have direct patient contact should wear masks whether or not they have been vaccinated.
Daily health screens will end on February 28, except for employees in California, New York and Virginia.
Walmart’s COVID-19 Emergency Leave Policy providing paid time off for COVID-19-related absences will end March 31, except when required by states or local states.
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Any COVID-19 leave on that date will continue under the terms of the current policy, the company’s statement said,
Walmart’s decision comes a day after Amazon.com announced that fully vaccinated operations staff in its US warehouses can work without a mask as local regulations allow, according to Reuters.
Walmart says it will continue to monitor the situation and advise on any changes.
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