Costco requiring all customers to wear masks
Costco is requiring all customers to wear face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus. FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo with more.
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A Costco employee booted a customer from the store for refusing to wear a mask during a confrontation that was captured on video and has since circulated on social media.
The warehouse worker asked a shopper to wear a mask while he was inside the store, in accordance with Costco's novel coronavirus guidelines. But the man refused and instead began videotaping, telling the employee he's going to share the video with his 3,000 Instagram followers.
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"Hi everyone," says the employee, whose nametag reads, "Tison." "I work for Costco and I'm asking this man to put on a mask because that is our company policy. So either wear the mask or…"
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The shopper then interrupts the worker before he is able to finish his sentence, and turns the camera on himself.
"And I'm not doing it, because I woke up in a free country," the customer responds.
Tison, who is wearing a mask, begins to pull the cart away from the shopper as he tells him to "have a great day."
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"You are no longer welcome here in our warehouse. You need to leave," Tison can be heard saying. "Thank you very much."