Wegmans is asking all customers to wear masks inside its stores, regardless of whether or not they’re vaccinated. The grocery store chain made the announcement on its social media accounts on Tuesday, a day after the CDC issued new mask guidance intended to help curb the spread of the Delta variant.
“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,” Wegmans said on Twitter.
The retailer said it will also require employees to wear masks while in the store.
Consumers give credit to Wegmans
Throughout the pandemic, customers have said Wegmans’ health and safety measures have been in line with guidance from the CDC. Customers reviewing Wegmans on ConsumerAffairs have spoken positively of the store’s COVID-19 precautions.
“This store is clean and well stocked. They are taking all the precautions possible to prevent the spread of Covid 19,” wrote Tracy Campola of Arbutus, Md. “Every department is wonderful with fresh products and a wide variety. I travel about 10 miles to come to this store because they never disappoint.”
Wegmans joins a growing number of retailers that have reversed their mask policies this week. Home Depot and McDonald’s announced Monday that customers must wear masks, and Target said it would require all employees and customers to wear masks at its stores in areas of substantial or high transmission.
The CDC recommends that people wear masks indoors in areas with “substantial” and “high” transmission of COVID-19.