12 Florida Grocery Store Chains Requiring Face Masks

Here is the full list of grocery stores in Central Florida requiring masks.

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Mask and face cover requirements are changing quickly. Here is the full list of Central Florida grocery stores requiring masks. Some stores, like Target and Whole Foods, will offer free masks at their entrances.

ALDI

According to an announcement on their website, effective Monday, July 27, all ALDI stores will require shoppers to wear masks. ALDI is encouraging any customers who are unable or unwilling to wear face coverings to utilize grocery delivery or curbside pickup options.

BJ’s

BJ’s issued a statement on their website: “The health and safety of our members, team members and communities continues to be our top priority. Effective Monday, July 20, 2020, anyone entering a BJ’s location will be required to wear a facial covering that covers both the mouth and nose at all times while shopping in our Clubs. Children under the age of 2 are not required to wear a facial covering.” More information on BJ’s store policies can be found here.

Costco

Costco was one of the first chains to adopt a company-wide mask policy. Since May 4, 2020, all Costco members and guests must wear a face covering that covers the mouth and nose, at all times while at Costco. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 2 or to individuals who are unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition.

Harvey’s

Southern Grocers reversed its decision not to mandate that customers wear face masks in its stores. Starting Monday, July 27, customers will have to wear face masks in its Winn-Dixie and Harvey’s supermarkets in Northeast Florida as well as its Fresci y Mas and Bi-Lo chains, as protection from COVID-19 and a precaution against spreading it.

Publix

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As of July 21, 2020, face coverings are required for customers at all Publix locations. Publix said “Throughout this pandemic, we’ve implemented a number of process changes in our stores to safeguard the health and well-being of the communities we serve.” More information can be found on their Coronavirus FAQ page.

Sam’s Club

As of July 20, all shoppers are required to wear masks. To help ensure consistency with this new process, all stores will have a single entrance.

Target

Starting August 1, Target will require guests to wear masks or face coverings in all stores, except for those with underlying medical conditions and young children. Target said “this builds on the more than 80% of our stores that already require guests to wear face coverings due to local and state regulations. Given the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the role masks play in preventing the spread of the coronavirus, our store team members also already wear masks when they come to work, which we provide for them.”

Target is taking additional steps to ensure the safety of all guests and team members, including:

  • Providing disposable masks at store entrances to guests who do not have one.
  • Adding signage, overhead audio reminders and stationing team members at store entrances to remind guests to wear masks.
  • Guiding guests to shop the various no-contact fulfillment options, including Drive Up, Target.com and Shipt, if they’d prefer.
  • Continuing to monitor the situation and respond accordingly with the goal of keeping their team and guests safe.

The Fresh Market

The Fresh Market offers a softer recommendation on their website “our team members are required to wear face coverings. We’re asking that all guests do, too. Wear a mask or make your own. You can also use bandanas and scarves.”

Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s requires all customers to wear a mask. This does not apply to young children, or those with medical conditions not able to wear face coverings.

Walmart

As of July 20, all shoppers are required to wear masks. To help ensure consistency with this new process, all stores will have a single entrance.

Whole Foods

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Effective July 20, Whole Foods Market requires all customers to wear face coverings while shopping. Whole Foods Market provides face masks at the entrance of all stores for customers who do not have their own face covering.

Winn Dixie

Southern Grocers reversed its decision not to mandate that customers wear face masks in its stores. Starting Monday, July 27, customers will have to wear face masks in its Winn-Dixie and Harveys supermarkets in Northeast Florida as well as its Fresci y Mas and Bi-Lo chains, as protection from COVID-19 and a precaution against spreading it.

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