BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Wegmans is encouraging all customers to wear face masks in its stores, regardless of vaccination status, the grocer announced Tuesday.
Effective immediately: After reviewing the updated guidance from the CDC & state & local health departments, we strongly encourage all customers, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask while shopping with us. All employees are now required to wear a mask in our stores.
— Wegmans Food Markets (@Wegmans) August 3, 2021
The announcement cites guidance from federal, state and local health officials but falls short of a requirement for customers. Employees, however, will be required to wear face masks.READ MORE: Windy & Cold Saturday, Possible Snowflakes?
Eight of Wegmans’ 106 locations are in Maryland.READ MORE: President Biden Announces Travel Restrictions On Eight South African Countries In An Effort To Slow The Spread Of New COVID-19 Variant
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