Our Continuing Safeguard Against the Coronavirus

Information updated May 28, 2021

Customer and associate safety, inside and outside our stores.

We are now requiring face coverings in all stores.

We’ve modified our mask policy based on new guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding vaccine effectiveness.

Fully vaccinated customers and associates do not need to wear masks in our stores, distribution centers, or Corporate Headquarters except where required by state or local ordinance. That said, anyone who still wants to wear a mask is of course free to do so.

Per the new guidance, people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson), or two weeks after their second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer).

The safety and health of our associates in our stores, distribution centers, and Corporate Headquarters is paramount. For their protection and that of others, non-vaccinated customers and associates should continue to wear masks until instructed otherwise, in accordance with current CDC guidance and Big Lots' policy.

customer safety in out stores

Current increased cleaning protocols and safety measures in all stores and distribution centers will continue as follows:

  • 6-foot social distancing maintains
  • Occupancy restrictions are lifted, based on state mandates
  • Regular cleaning continues, based on CDC recommendations
  • Regular evaluation of store protocols remains ongoing to maintain a safe environment

Please check back here or contact Big Lots customer care for the most up-to-date information.