Customers at Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls are required to wear masks while shopping as of Monday, Aug. 17.
TJX Canada, the stores’ parent company, implemented the new measure as part of its COVID-19 safety plan.
Young children or customers who have health conditions that prevent them from wearing a mask or face covering are exempt from the new requirement.
Besides implementing mask use, TJX Canada has been limiting the number of customers inside each store, has added protective shields at cash registers and has enhanced cleaning measures in place since reopening.
Across the Okanagan and Shuswap, Winners has locations in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Salmon Arm; HomeSense has locations in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon; and Marshalls has one location in Kelowna.