GameStop’s CEO George Sherman Announces New Effort To Fight COVID-19
With many countries still battling Covid-19, companies have had to pivot to make their businesses safer for employees and shoppers. Despite initial criticism over GameStop’s early Covid-19 prevention efforts, the company has made a drastic decision to combat the spread of Covid-19. In a press release today, GameStop CEO George Sherman announced that GameStop will be requiring all customers to wear a mask while shopping.
In the press release, Sherman stated, “We believe this is the right thing to do to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our associates and customers from the growing spread of COVID-19. Providing a safe environment in our stores for all customers and store associates continues to be our top priority and wearing a face covering is a simple step every one of us can take to ensure the safety of others in our stores.”
Since Covid-19 first began spreading, the United States quickly became one of the hardest-hit countries. Despite only housing 4 percent of the world population, the US accounts for roughly 25 percent of all Covid-19 cases. As of the writing of this article, 141,702 Americans have passed away from the Coronavirus.
At the end of the press release, it states, “Any customer with concerns, or health-related issues in wearing a face covering can shop at GameStop online at www.gamestop.com, or the GameStop mobile app. Both online channels offer access to GameStop’s Buy Online Pickup at Store service and a contactless Delivery@Door curbside service to meet customer’s video game needs.” There was no mention where the new restrictions will be implemented in stores outside the United States.