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Publix Mask Mandate Returns, Associates For Now, Customer Decision Pending

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Publix is again requiring masks.


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Mega-supermarket chain Publix is again requiring all associates to wear masks, starting on August 2nd. The requirement comes as Florida COVID-19 cases are surging to unprecedented levels.

A mandate for customers may be near.

This is the official announcement from Publix issued on Saturday, July 31st, 2021:

“The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people in areas of substantial- or high-transmission risk wear face coverings over their noses and mouths when in public, indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status.

Effective August 2, Publix is requiring associates, regardless of their vaccination status, to wear face coverings over their noses and mouths while inside any Publix location. We encourage all to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Customers and associates should remain physically distanced from others while inside any Publix store.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding to help us all achieve the important goal of limiting the spread of COVID-19.”



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