Grocery store chain Publix will require all customers to wear face coverings when entering any of their stores throughout the United States beginning July 21.
“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.
More on this: Publix is the latest US store to require customers wear face masks while shopping. CVS, Kohl's, Kroger, Target and Walmart will also require customers wear face coverings.
The National Retail Federation, the main lobbying group for the industry, also called on retailers to require masks for customers.