McDonald’s Will Require Workers and Customers to Wear Masks, Vaccinated or Not

McDonald's at sunset
by Ailan Evans


Fast food chain McDonald’s is requiring all its staff and customers, vaccinated and unvaccinated, to resume wearing masks in its restaurants in areas deemed high risk by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The company first announced its new rules in an internal memo to franchisees and workers, CNBC reported. The rules, which went into effect Monday, follow updated guidance last week from the CDC, which recommended fully-vaccinated Americans wear masks indoors to prevent the spread of the delta variant of coronavirus.

McDonald’s told the Daily Caller News Foundation the change in policy was due to the CDC’s updated guidance, and said the company was following the science in making its decision.

Several other major chains have updated their mask policy following the CDC’s new guidance. Retail giant Target announced Monday it would require face coverings for all its workers regardless of vaccine status in stores in high risk areas, while Home Depot said Monday its workers in all of its stores would need to be masked going forward.

Other large companies have imposed vaccine mandates on workers, with Walmart issuing a vaccine mandate for all its corporate employees Friday. Major tech companies Google, Uber and Facebook issued mandates last week requiring all workers to be vaccinated before they can return to the office.

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Ailan Evans is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation.




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5 Thoughts to “McDonald’s Will Require Workers and Customers to Wear Masks, Vaccinated or Not”

  1. Jerry

    Plot twist: Customers require McDonalds to serve real beef.

  2. 83ragtop50

    Wish I could say that I would boycott McDonald’s over this insane overreach but I quit going there when my children finally decided the toy in the kid’s meal was not worth the lousy food. They could all close and I would not give a hoot – except for those who actually do the work would lose their jobs.

  3. CCW

    Not happening here, at least in our community. Looked in this morning, 5 people in line inside at the order counter were not wearing masks. A few of the workers (actually doing work, like cleaning the floor, cleaning out the frosty machine, etc.) were not wearing masks. Yes, there were signs that Mc would ” prefer” you wear one and social distance posted.

  4. Russ Crouch

    Have not been inside a MCDonalds in years. Another great reason not to go.

  5. LM

    McDonald’s is following the science , huh? Too bad they’re not concerned about following the science when it comes to healthy food choices. I won’t be wearing a mask ANYwhere else. I won’t be getting a COVID jab either.