Top Retailers Requiring Masks in Burlingame: View List
BURLINGAME, CA – In addition to the indoor mask mandate that the Bay Area reimposed on Monday, many retailers in Burlingame and other cities are reimplementing mask mandates to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
New mask requirements come as the highly contagious delta variant continues to surge across the country. The variant, which originated in India, now accounts for more than 93% of all new cases in the United States, according to data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Many retailers are giving revised mandates to the CDC’s new mask guidelines, which recommend that all vaccinated and unvaccinated people wear masks in indoor public places or in areas with “substantial” or “high” transmission; However, most do not require fully immunized clients to wear face covers.
The CDC defines “substantial” transmission as 50 to 99.99 cases per 100,000 people over seven days, while “high” transmission is defined as more than 100 cases per 100,000 during this period.
Here’s a look at Burlingame retailers who now require masks and who should wear them, according to a list compiled by AARP and various news outlets:
Apple, 1301 Burlingame Avenue.
Who Should Hide: Citing a company memo to employees, Bloomberg reported that Apple has reinstated a mask requirement for buyers and staff at most of its outlets in the United States.
AT&T, 221 Primrose Road
Who Should Mask: Employees, customers and visitors are required to wear masks regardless of their immunization status.
Starbucks, 1160 Burlingame Avenue, 1450 Howard Avenue.
Who needs to hide: Starbucks “strongly recommends” that customers wear face coverings regardless of their immunization status. Masks are required when required by law or local regulations. From August 5, all partner stores must wear face coverings.
Verizon, 1344 Burlingame Avenue.
Who Should Mask: The company says masks “may be required” at Verizon locations and that its outlets follow “CDC guidelines and legal requirements.”
Walgreens, 260 El Camino Real
Who should hide: Employees, regardless of their immunization status, should hide. Unvaccinated customers and employees are asked to continue to wear masks.