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Winn-Dixie to require masks July 27

Winn Dixie doesn't require masks, while other supermarkets do


Winn-Dixie to require masks July 27

Kelly Tyko
USA TODAYPublished 6:22 PM EDT Jul 20, 2020Southeastern Grocers, parent company of Winn-Dixie, BI-LO and Harveys Supermarkets, is reversing course and says it will require that shoppers wear masks in its hundreds of stores throughout the Southern states.The new requirement will begin Monday, July 27, and follows moves by other retailers to require face coverings, including Walmart, Sam’s Club, CVS and Walgreens, whose new mandates went into effect nationwide Monday.The announcement comes a day after the company confirmed to USA TODAY that stores weren’t requiring face coverings during the pandemic to avoid “undue friction” between customers and staffers. On Monday, the company said its position evolved after listening to customer feedback.Masks required: Walmart, Lowe’s, Aldi, Target among retailers adding face masks requirements due to COVID-19. See the full list.Trader Joe’s petition: Trader Joe’s says it is working on changing its ethnic brands but a petition is still growing”This unprecedented period requires a willingness to be adaptable and flexible to ever-changing circumstances, and we will continue to adjust as needed over time,” Joe Caldwell, director of corporate communications at Southeastern Grocers, said in a statement.Caldwell said the majority of stores are already under local or state mandates.”Given the continued rise of positive COVID cases in our communities across the Southeast, beginning Monday, July 27, we will be requiring masks to be worn by customers to help reduce the spread of the disease,” Caldwell said. “Our communities count on us, and we are counting on our customers to show kindness as we go through these challenging times together.”Some shoppers have complained that wearing a mask infringes on their rights.Caldwell said the company believes “enforcement should be placed upon our state and federally elected officials.””We will continue to work with our peers in the retail industry to advocate for this sensible mandate to be passed into law to remove the burden from employers and their heroic frontline associates,” he said.A growing number of retailers are requiring face coverings for patrons and workers to curb the spread of the virus.One retailer, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar, recently began requiring shoppers wear masks, but last week but switched to requesting shoppers wear masks in stores not covered by state and local ordinances. Contributing: Dalvin BrownFollow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko

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