INDIANA (Fort Wayne's NBC) - Beginning July 22, Kroger will require masks in all stores.
With the increase in COVID-19 cases across the country, Kroger wants to do its part in reducing the spread of the virus by requiring masks in all of their locations.
Kroger says they respect that some customers, due to medical reasons, may not be able to wear a mask, the grocer encourages those customers to consider an alternative option like a face shield or facial covering.
Officials go on to say if someone is unable to wear a mask or an alternative design, they request that they use our ecommerce services like pickup or delivery. To support all households during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kroger's grocery pickup service remains free (generally a $4.95 fee).
The CDC says face coverings help slow the spread of COVID-19, and because some people may not know they have the virus, masks are an important part of controlling the virus.
Walmart, Sam's Club, and Best Buy have also made the decision to require masks in all of their stores.