The Executive Order requiring all Arkansans to wear a mask in both indoor and outdoor public settings went into effect at 12:01 today, July 20, 2020. The order was issued in response to the growing number of positive COVID-19 cases in the state.
Businesses throughout Mena and Polk County have placed signage on their front doors to remind patrons to mask-up during their shopping experiences.
James Super Save Foods announced on their Facebook this morning the following statement, “Beginning Monday, July 20, 2020, we are requiring face masks for all employees and customers entering the store. We feel it is not possible to maintain 6 foot social distancing at all times in our store and want to make sure all of our customers and employees stay safe.” The store also reminded customers of their next day curbside pick up and home delivery Monday thru Friday.
Walmart announced last Wednesday of their mask requirement for customers and Dollar Tree’s corporate office required both employees and customers to wear masks a couple weeks prior.
Other national chain stores who have made masks mandatory prior to the executive order include Target, Starbucks, Best Buy, Walgreens, CVs, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Petco and PetSmart.
The executive order will remain in place until the public health emergency has expired.