Costco Mask Policy Update

costco mask policy update

Costco Issued a New Costco Mask Policy Update yesterday – the short of the long is local Costco store mask policies will follow State/local mandates.

Thus, if your State/local mask mandate says no masks required, then your local Costco store policy will be no masks required. And, if your State/local mask mandate says masks are required, then your local Costco store will require a mask.


The New Costco store mask policy changes are effective May 14, 2021 in the United States.

You can read the full letter regarding the new Costco store mask policy from Costco President & CEO Craig Jelinek here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Costco Require Face Masks In-Store?

costco mask policy update

Effective May 14, 2021 Costco stores do not require a face mask if your State and local mandates do not require a mask. If your State and local mandates do require wearing a mask, then you will be required to continue to wear one at your local Costco store. Per letter from CEO, available here.

Do Children Under 2 Have To Wear A Face Mask In Costco?

No. Children under age 2 do NOT have to wear a face mask inside Costco stores.

If I have a medical condition and cannot wear a mask, can I shop at Costco?

Costco’s policy states: If a member or guest has a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask, they must wear a face shield.

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