One of the largest truck stop chains in the country, Love’s Travel Stops, will require all customers to wear face covers at all times. The move is intended to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
A press release issued by Love’s on July 21st announced that they will “require customers to wear face coverings at every Love’s Travel Stop, Love’s Country Store, Love’s Truck Care, Love’s-owned hotel and Speedco location across the country.”
Love’s joins with retailers across the country including Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, and many more in requiring masks inside their stores. This comes as data from both the international community and the US CDC suggest that wearing a mask can significantly decrease transmission rates. With a tweet this past week, even President Trump became an advocate for mask wearing.
“We are joining other retailers by implementing a face covering policy for customers, and will continue to follow the guidance of health officials and adjust our practices to help keep our customers and team members safe,” said Shane Wharton, president of Love’s, according to the press release. “We want to thank our customers who continue to adapt to these protective measures implemented at Love’s.”
The requirement will be put in place starting on Wednesday, July 29th. It will apply to every one of their more than 520 locations in the U.S.