Publix makes face coverings optional for fully vaccinated customers, employees
Publix will no longer require fully vaccinated customers and employees to wear masks starting Saturday.
The company announced its updated policy Friday, one day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its mask-wearing guidance stating fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks both outdoor and indoors, except in certain places such as health care settings.
“In accordance with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, face coverings are optional for fully vaccinated individuals inside Publix stores unless required by a state or local order or ordinance. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to use face coverings over their noses and mouths while inside any Publix store,” the statement from Publix read.
Trader Joe’s, Costco, Winn-Dixie, Walmart and Sam’s Club stores have also made similar policy changes.