The US American home improvement chain Home Depot will require shoppers to wear masks or facial coverings in all its U S stores, beginning Wednesday 22 July. Small children or those who have a valid medical condition will not be required to wear a mask. Currently, about 85 per cent of Home Depot stores already require facial masks in compliance with local and state regulations, and all Home Depot associates are required to wear masks in stores, distribution centres, and other locations. In addition to requiring masks, Home Depot continues to promote social and physical distancing in stores through floor markings, signage, PA announcements, and Plexiglas shields to help customers and associates maintain safe distances.