Whole Foods Will Have Free Disposable Masks At Store Entrances Nationwide

Kristin Salaky
Photo credit: Cindy Ord - Getty Images
Photo credit: Cindy Ord - Getty Images

From Delish

Whole Foods announced this week that it is asking all customers to wear facial coverings when entering the store in order to help keep associates and other customers safe. If customers don't already have a mask, the chain will be offering free disposable masks to all Whole Foods customers at the entrance of each store.

Amazon and Whole Foods announced the change in a blog post on Thursday. Though many cities are requiring people wear facial coverings when out in public, some companies like Whole Foods and Costco are now asking customers to wear them in their stores nationwide, which is in line with CDC guidelines for areas that tend to require people interact in fairly close contact, like grocery stores.

The company also said it has given 100 million masks to Amazon and Whole Foods employees, including "all Amazon associates, delivery service partners, Amazon Flex participants, seasonal employees, and Whole Foods Market Team Members."

"We will keep evaluating how to best support our teams and communities, and will continue rolling out measures to protect the health and safety of every person helping customers get what they need during this difficult time," the store said in the release: "Taking care of our employees as they step up for their communities will remain Amazon's number-one priority."

As the coronavirus outbreak continues, many grocery stores and other retailers have adapted their store hours, occupancies, and added other changes in an effort to enforce social distancing and adapt to the current crisis. Though these policies are changing rapidly, you can find a list of these policies here that we update as often as possible.

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