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Hy-Vee will offer 3 million free masks, but won't require shoppers to wear them in stores

Hy-Vee will offer 3 million free masks, but won't require shoppers to wear them in stores

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Hy-Vee remains off the growing list of grocery stores requiring customers to wear masks while shopping.

But in a press release Tuesday, the company announced that it will begin distributing more than 3 million free masks to customers starting Monday. The mask-giving but not mask-requiring initiative is called “Mask It Up To Shut COVID Down. It’s Your Choice.”

Employees will be stationed at the front doors of all stores to hand out masks to customers who are not wearing one before shopping. Customers will also see signage, employee attire and other reminders about the initiative.

Hy-Vee employees will continue to wear masks as they have been since nearly the beginning of the pandemic.

The list of grocery stores soon requiring masks includes Walmart, Bakers, Target, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens and Publix.


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