CVS/Pharmacy Complaint - CVS lies to the public
U.S. -- This is not about whether a private business can set up a dress code or not, it's about a business lying about the reason for a dress code. In almost all CVS stores they have a sign on the door that tells customers that shirts and shoes are required to enter their store. These requirements are each followed by the statement, "By order of the department of health." That is a blatant lie. Most people believe that there are some kind of health department rules requiring footwear or a shirt, but that is in fact an urban myth. No health department in the U.S. would have ever "ordered" a business to require customers to wear footwear or a shirt because, since there are no rules, laws, or regulations authorizing any health department to issue such orders in regard to a patron or customer, they would have no authority to do so. Health departments, contrary to common belief, have no interest in what a customer wears or doesn't wear into a store, as that has nothing to do with environmental health or anyone's individual health.
No other pharmacy chain posts any sort of dress code for customers at all, much less refers to phony health department "orders."