As the vaccination of covid-19 have been in talk and in this regard. Kroger one of the largest grocery stores is still asking their employees, to wear masks until all of them are vaccinated. More details below!
Now, several states have released or have plans to drop mandates for COVID-19 masks, but Kroger, the second largest grocery business owner in the country, will not do so until all frontline workers have access to a vaccine.
Here’s the official statement by the Kroger, “To ensure the continued safety of our customers and partners. The Kroger family of companies will continue to require everyone in our stores across the country to wear masks so that all of our frontline grocery partners can receive the COVID-19 vaccine,”
While, the Ohio-based company has been encouraging that grocery store workers be given priority to receive the vaccine. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that they be among the first to receive the vaccine alongside teachers and police officers. Only a few countries have prioritized the group, according to the Washington Post. Ohio is not one of these states.
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While, the Kroger Corporation’s full statement about masks in stores:
The Kroger family’s most pressing priority throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been to provide a safe environment for our partners and customers while fulfilling our societal commitment to providing open stores, e-commerce solutions and an efficient supply chain so that communities can access fresh food. To ensure the continued safety of our customers and partners, the Kroger family of companies will continue to require everyone in our stores across the country to wear masks so that all of our frontline grocery partners can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. We are also continuing to call on federal, state, and local officials to prioritize frontline grocery workers for the vaccine rollout plan, and we will provide a one-off payment of $ 100 to colleagues who receive the recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Additionally, in line with CDC guidelines, we continue to encourage everyone to practice social distancing and frequent hand washing as well as consider using non-touch grocery delivery or picking up low-contact groceries. What is your take on this? Let us know in the comment section below.