McDonald’s to make masks mandatory for customers in US

27th July 2020 (Last Updated July 27th, 2020 11:39)

McDonald's will be making it mandatory for customers to wear face coverings at the US restaurants as new Covid-19 cases continue to surge in many states of the country.

McDonald’s to make masks mandatory for customers in US
McDonald’s will ask customers to wear face coverings at the US restaurants from August. Credit: Andrew Kelly / Reuters.

McDonald’s will be making it mandatory for customers to wear face coverings at the US restaurants as new Covid-19 cases continue to surge in many states of the country.

Announced on Friday, the move will be effective from next month.

Recently, a number of companies, including Walmart, Target and Starbucks also made wearing mask compulsory for their customers despite the ongoing protest from a section of Americans who refuse to wear masks.

The fast food chain is also planning to pause the re-opening of dining rooms in the US for another 30 days.

McDonald’s was planning to pause the reopening of the dine-in service by 21 days earlier this month.

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, McDonald’s closed dine-in areas at the US locations and urged the franchisees to serve customers through walk-in, drive-thru and take-out services.

Earlier in March, McDonald’s temporarily cut the US menu to simplify operations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The restaurant chain suspended the all-day breakfast menu and cancelled a few items to enable the locations to operate with fewer staff members.

The move came at a time when most of the restaurants in the US suspended dine-in services and restricted operations to deliveries and takeaway.

In May, Mcdonald’s revealed plans to open all drive-thru locations in the UK as part of the plans to ramp up the operations.