Who’s requiring masks? Who’s not? Some Cincinnati shops carry masks coverage

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Some companies need masks. Others won’t. This will be the new norm for at least the next few weeks, especially in Ohio. Governor Mike DeWine has lifted the state mask mandate for vaccinated Ohioans with immediate effect. All state health orders will be canceled on June 2nd to allow unvaccinated people to take off the mask as well. However, it is important to clarify that some retailers can override mandates even if they are canceled. “I’ll still be wearing my mask. I’m fully vaccinated,” said Jessica Chapman, who went shopping at Walmart on Friday night. “I see no reason to stop wearing it until everyone is vaccinated, or until over 80 percent are vaccinated.” The cancellation of these health orders doesn’t stop a company from making its own demands, DeWine said. Businesses and schools across the state are free to make their own decisions about how best to protect customers, employees, and students. Below is a list of major retailers in the region that have announced updates to their masking guidelines. We will update this story as more announcements come. KROGER: Masks still required “The Kroger corporate family continues to require everyone in our branches to wear masks.” “We need more flexibility to implement security protocols.” TRADER JOES: Not required for vaccinations. “We encourage customers to follow instructions from health authorities, including where appropriate, CDC guidelines recommending customers who are fully vaccinated not to wear masks when shopping.” WALMART: Not Required for Vaccinations “From May 14th, vaccinated people can be Customers and Members enjoy shopping without a mask. We will continue to ask that unvaccinated customers and members wear face covers in our stores and clubs. We will update the signage at our facilities to reflect this. “OBJECTIVE: Masks Remaining Required” The objective requires continue all of our coronavirus safety measures in all stores, including masks and social distancing, as we review CDC guidelines and evaluate the guidelines we offer to our team and guests. “MEIJER: Masks Are Still Required” To ensure health and safety of team members and customers n, Meijer continues to require that anyone entering a Meijer store or Meijer Express station in any location in the Midwest wear face coverings. While customers with conditions that prevent them from wearing face coverings are exempt, we ask for your continued assistance as we work through these unprecedented times. “JUNGLE JIM’S: Masks Still Required” Under Governor DeWine’s mandate, everyone must wear a mask while in the past Our Fairfield & Eastgate location until further notice. We ask all guests to follow CDC recommended guidelines and keep a distance of 6 feet between you and other guests when shopping. If you want to shop in a group, please keep your group close together. “HOME DEPOT: Masks are still required.” We haven’t made any changes to our masks policy. “Their website states that all stores require employees and customers not to wear clothing. Medical face masks in stores ALDI: Masks Still Required” The health and safety of our employees, customers and the communities we serve will always be ours be top priority. With this in mind, face covers are required to enter all ALDI stores. “WHOLE FOOD: Masks Still Required” The Whole Foods Market requires all customers to wear face covers when shopping in our stores to protect the health and safety of our team members and communities. Whole Foods Market offers face masks at the entrance of all stores for customers who do not have their own face covering. “COSTCO: Not required for vaccination at US locations that do not have state or local mask mandates.” We allow members and guests who are fully vaccinated to enter Costco without a face mask or face shield, “the company said in a message posted on its website on Friday.” Costco continues to recommend all members and guests, especially those at higher risk. wear a mask or shield. ”

Some companies need masks. Others won’t.

This will be the new norm for at least the next few weeks, especially in Ohio.

Governor Mike DeWine has lifted the state mask mandate for vaccinated Ohioans with immediate effect. All state health orders will be canceled on June 2nd to allow unvaccinated people to take off the mask as well.

However, it is important to clarify that some retailers can override mandates even if they are canceled.

“I’ll still be wearing my mask. I’m fully vaccinated,” said Jessica Chapman, who went shopping at Walmart on Friday night. “I see no reason to stop wearing it until everyone is vaccinated, or until over 80 percent are vaccinated.”

Canceling these health orders won’t stop a company from making its own demands, DeWine said. Businesses and schools across the state are free to make their own decisions about how best to protect customers, employees, and students.

Below is a list of major retailers in the region that have announced updates to their masking guidelines. We will update this story as more announcements are made.

KROGER: Masks are still required

“The Kroger corporate family continues to require everyone in our branches to wear masks.”

“We appreciate Governor DeWine’s thoughtful approach to disassociating and masking constraints, which recognizes organizations’ need for continued flexibility in implementing security protocols.”

TRADER JOES: Not required for vaccinations

“We encourage our customers to follow instructions from health authorities, including CDC guidelines that advise customers who are fully vaccinated not to wear masks when shopping.”

WALMART: Not required for vaccinations

“Vaccinated customers and members are welcome to shop without a mask starting May 14th. We will continue to ask that unvaccinated customers and members wear face covers in our stores and clubs. We will update the signage at our facilities.” reflect this. “

OBJECTIVE: Masks are still required

“Target will continue to require all of our coronavirus safety measures in all stores, including masks and social distancing, as we review the CDC guidelines and evaluate the guidelines we offer our team and guests.”

MEIJER: Masks are still required

“To ensure the health and safety of its team members and customers, Meijer will continue to require that everyone entering a Meijer store or Meijer Express station wear face covers at all of our locations in the Midwest. Customers with medical conditions Face-covering, we ask for your continued assistance as we work through these unprecedented times. “

JUNGLE JIM’S: Masks are still required

“Under Governor DeWine’s mandate, everyone at our Fairfield & Eastgate location is required to wear a mask until further notice. We ask all guests to follow CDC recommended guidelines and keep them 6 feet away from other guests when shopping . If you would like to shop in a group, please keep your group close together. “

HOME DEPOT: Masks are still required

“We haven’t made any changes to our mask policy.”

Their website states that all stores require employees and customers to wear non-medical face masks in stores

ALDI: Masks are still required

“The health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve will always be our top priority. With this in mind, facial covers are required to enter all ALDI stores.”

WHOLE FOOD: Masks are still required

“The Whole Foods Market requires all customers to wear face covers when shopping in our stores to protect the health and safety of our team members and communities. The Whole Foods Market provides face masks to customers who do not have their own face at the entrance to all stores Cover.”

COSTCO: Not required for vaccinations in locations in the US that do not have state or local mask mandates

“We will allow members and guests who are fully vaccinated to enter Costco without a face mask or face shield,” the company said in those areas in a message posted on its website on Friday. “Costco continues to recommend that all members and guests, especially those at higher risk, wear a mask or shield.”