According to the recent events and situation, keeping it in mind Kroger stores will continue to require employees and customers to wear masks to protect against COVID-19 for the time being. As, Kroger is eager to provide safe atmosphere to its workforces, they are continuing with the mask requirements.
While, this announcement came after directives from the Centers for Disease Control indicating that it is acceptable for people who have been fully vaccinated to stop wearing masks and stop social distancing in many places.
Here is the official statement the Kroger family of companies continues to require everyone in our stores to wear masks. We encourage and incentivize associate vaccinations by providing a one-time $ 100 payment to colleagues who receive recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. As we have done throughout the pandemic, we are reviewing current safety practices, the latest CDC guidance, and soliciting feedback from colleagues to guide the next phase of our policy.
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In this regard, they further added that additionally, we continue to encourage everyone to practice social distancing, frequent handwashing, as well as consider using touchless groceries. Home Depot and Starbucks are among other retailers who will also maintain mask authorizations for now, as companies like CVS and Macy’s are reviewing their policies. Also, try to follow the SOP’s as much as you can so you can stay safe and make others’ lives risk free. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!