Rocklin, CA asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for California

Q: Can Walmart deny entry to buy masks if u previously don’t own one? Especially in the times of this pandemic

1 Lawyer Answer
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Jess Ranch, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Sounds like a real Catch 22 doesn't it? You go in to buy a mask because you don't have one, but they won't let you in because you don't have a mask on.

It seems to me that before they can refuse entry due to lack of a mask, they must first offer you one to wear while you are shopping. And I believe that is their actual policy. Call the store before you go, and ask what their policy is and if you can get one when you arrive. That should take care of it. There's no reason to make a Federal case out of it. And good luck, maintain good social distancing, and wear a mask whenever you go out of your house.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.