Publix will begin requiring face coverings in its stores next week, the grocery chain announced Thursday.
“With the number of coronavirus cases continuing to grow and current CDC guidance indicating face coverings can help slow the spread of COVID-19, we believe requiring face coverings in our stores is another way we can do our part to help protect our communities,” said Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous.
The policy goes into effect on July 21.
This requirement will not apply to young children and those with medical conditions who are not able to wear face coverings.
The move supplements other safety changes Publix has made during the pandemic, including enhanced sanitation and one-way aisles.