Customers at Pick 'n Save, Metro Market stores must wear masks starting July 22
Updated: 12:28 p.m. on Thursday, July 16
PEWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Pick 'n Save and Metro Market customers will soon have to wear face coverings inside stores.
The parent company, Kroger, announced Wednesday, July 15, with the increase in COVID-19 cases across the country, they will require all customers in all locations to wear a face mask.
CBS 58 spoke with customers in Waukesha County where there are no other mask mandates.
"At first I was a little bit against it because I wasn’t really sure about how I felt about having to wear a mask and some people aren’t wearing a mask," Pewaukee resident Sherry Scopp said. "But in all honesty, it seems to be if one store is doing it, then another store is doing it, it just a compliancy issue and if it helps us move forward, I'd be with it."
Other customers said they think the mandate is important to keep people safe.
"I recommend for everybody to wear masks because we don’t know who is sick, we don’t know, it’s good for our safety," Waukesha resident Narmin Rasuli said.
Kroger said exceptions will be made for those that may not be able to wear masks like small children.
Posted: 4:24 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Kroger announced Wednesday, July 15, with the increase in COVID-19 cases across the country, they will require all customers in all locations to wear a face mask.
The policy will go into effect on Wednesday, July 22.
With the increase in #COVID19 cases across the country, we are committed to doing our part to help reduce the spread of the virus. Starting July 22, we will require all customers in all locations to wear a mask, joining our associates who continue to wear masks. pic.twitter.com/r9WPD3QNFa— Kroger News (@KrogerNews) July 15, 2020
Many businesses are implementing a mask policy. Walmart and Sams Club have become the latest major retailer to require customers to wear face coverings at all of its stores.