A second major truck stop chain will start requiring all customers to wear face coverings to try to slow the spread of Coronavirus, starting next week.
On July 23, the Pilot Company announced that face coverings will be required for all customers as of next Tuesday.
From an official statement issued by the Pilot Company:
To better protect team members, guests and professional drivers amid the rise of COVID-19 cases across the country, Pilot Company will begin requiring guests to wear a face covering at all of our owned and operated locations as of July 28, 2020. This policy is in accordance with several states and counties already requiring face coverings and will not apply to children or to persons with a medical condition that prevent wearing a face covering. For professional drivers that do not have a face covering, we offer them for purchase and are working to make them available upon request as supplies last.
It is vital that our travel centers remain open and operational to provide the fuel, food and amenities drivers need to do their jobs. We join the travel center industry in this effort to ask everyone to do their part in protecting against the spread of COVID-19 in order to help ensure that our team members, professional drivers and other essential workers stay safe and are able to keep providing the goods and services that North America depends on.
Earlier this week, Love’s Travel Stops made the announcement that all customers will be required to wear a face covering at at every Love’s Travel Stop, Love’s Country Store, Love’s Truck Care and Speedco location across the country. The Love’s mask requirement will go into effect on Wednesday, July 29. Love’s says masks will be available for purchase for customers who do not have one.
Other national retailers including Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and Lowe’s have recently implemented similar face mask requirements for customers.