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McDonald's and Planet Fitness are added to the list of national chain businesses that will require customers to wear a mask when inside their locations.

On Friday, McDonald's announced in a press release that effective August 1st, customers and employees at McDonald's in the Quad Cities and around the country will be required to wear a mask or face covering. This new policy for when the customers are inside the McDonald's, not in a drive-thru. In the press release, Joe Erlinger, President of McDonald's, said,

"... In order to protect the safety of our employees and customers, we will ask all customers to wear face coverings when entering our US restaurants effective August 1. 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."

In addition to McDonald's requiring customers to wear a mask, McDonald's also said that they will also be adding protective panels to front and back-of-house, and they are
pausing dining room re-openings for an additional 30 days.

For more details on McDonald's and steps they are taking to stop the spread of COVID-19, you can visit their website.


On Monday, Plant Fitness announced on Twitter

Plant Fitness has been taking other steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at their locations. You can find more details on what they are doing on their website.