Last year, we committed to evolving our health and safety practices, keeping our teams, customers and communities at the core of every decision we make. To ensure that our stores are safe places to work and shop, we continue to follow the guidelines of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In response to the CDC’s recently updated guidance, we’ve made the decision to adjust our current mask policy across our Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Athleta stores in the U.S. This includes the following:
- We are recommending that customers who are not fully vaccinated wear masks in our stores, except in jurisdictions where masks are required by law.
- All employees are still required to wear masks when working in our stores, HQ offices and Customer Experience Centers (formerly known as distribution centers).
Other aspects of our in-store health and safety practices will remain intact for the time being. Customers can also shop our brands online or via our Curbside Pickup service where available. At this time, we are not making changes to our policies in Canada, Mexico or other international locations.
While vaccines are not required for Gap Inc. employees, we continue to support the health of our team members by providing up to two hours of PTO to each hourly part-time Store employee in the U.S. for each dose of the vaccine—or as otherwise required by the law of the jurisdiction, whichever is greater. And just last month, we rolled out the first of our on-site vaccination clinics at our Customer Experience Centers in Fresno, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Groveport, OH; and Gallatin, TN.
We’ve been in this together for well over a year now – and we are so grateful to our teams and customers for all they continue to do to help keep each other and our communities safe.