Coronavirus Safety: Walmart Employees Required To Wear Face Coverings

(CNN) — Walmart will require all workers to wear face coverings starting Monday as the coronavirus pandemic ravages communities nationwide. The CEOs of Walmart and its Sam’s Club wholesale stores made the announcement in a statement Friday. “We will begin requiring that associates wear masks or other face coverings at work. This includes our stores, clubs, distribution and fulfillment centers, as well as in our corporate offices,” it said. Customers will also be encouraged to cover their faces, although it will not be mandatory. Walmart will provide all employees with a face covering, or they can bring their own. “We hope this step will promote safety and consistency across all of our facilities and be of comfort to our customers and members. However, it’s important to remember that face coverings are simply an additional health precaution. They do not guarantee against the spread of this virus,” the statement said. Workers at grocery stores and warehouses deemed “essential businesses” amid the COVID-19 outbreak have expressed concern that showing up to work puts them at risk of contracting the disease. Just this month, two workers at a Chicago-area Walmart store died from the…

Yuba City Crash Kills 2, Leaves 1 With Major Injuries

YUBA-SUTTER (CBS13) – Two people are dead and one is in the hospital with major injuries after a head-on crash on Highway 99 in Yuba City early Saturday, the California Highway Patrol said. Yuba-Sutter area CHP said two vehicles crashed head-on at around 4:40 a.m. on Highway 99 at Hitchinson Road killing two people and leaving another with major injuries. CHP said a car with two occupants – who both were pronounced dead at the scene – traveled for unknown reasons from the northbound lanes of the highway through the southbound lanes and onto the right shoulder before turning back into the southbound lanes and crashing head-on with the other vehicle, whose driver suffered multiple fractures and was taken to the hospital. Drugs and alcohol were not contributing factors in the crash, CHP said, and the collision remains under investigation.

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