Harris Teeter will soon require shoppers to wear masks in stores, according to the grocery chain.
The company says this new requirement goes into effect beginning July 22.
“We are taking this extra step now because we recognize additional precautions are needed to protect our country,” the company said.
The company added that some shoppers may not be able to wear masks due to medical reasons. Those shoppers are encouraged to find an alternative option, such as a face shield or facial covering. Harris Teeter’s workers will shop for any shoppers unable to wear any kind of facial covering through the company’s ExpressLane Online Shopping service or they may take advantage of delivery options where available.
Small children are not required to wear a mask.
Harris Teeter workers at stores, distribution centers and facilities have been required to wear masks since April 21.
The store began limiting capacity at stores to 50% on April 8.