According to WGME, McDonald's has over 14,000 stores in the United States and, starting August 1st, customers at all of those stores will be required to wear a mask when they enter.

The vast majority of these locations, over 80%, are in municipalities that already require people to wear a mask when in public.  Maine is included on this list.

Their goal is to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

In a statement, released on Friday, the multi-national company said:

"While nearly 82% of our restaurants are in states or localities that require facial coverings for both crew and customers today, it’s important we protect the safety of all employees and customers"

McDonald's joins a growing list of other national brands that already require customers, regardless of local mandates, to wear a mask when entering.  These include Walmart, Sam's Club, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Gap, and Old Navy.


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