No Mask Needed Update: Two New Grocery Stores Lift Mandate
The face mask mandates have been lifted for fully vaccinated Idahoans and it's like Black Friday all over again. It's so 2010.
What does this really mean? I don't think it's important to overthink it. You see the signs everywhere and you should look closely at the fine print. If you're vaccinated there is no need to wear your masks and especially at these to superstores.
Fred Meyer and Albertson's have both lifted their mask mandate to unvaccinated customers only. You are asked to wear a mask if you have not been fully vaccinated. Individuals with both vaccines won't be required to wear masks at any of those stores.
Kroger who owns Fred Meyer just released this statement
Last week, the CDC issued new guidance for individuals who have been fully vaccinated. We have received feedback from and heard the valued opinion of thousands of associates regarding the CCD's announcement. Based on the CDC's science-based guidance and the input of our associates, we are updating our mask policy in a way that balances our values of safety and respect.
If you are fully vaccinated and most of the fully vaccinated employees will no longer be required to wear masks. Non-vaccinated associates are required to continue wearing masks until further notice.
You might notice pharmacy associates wearing masks but is part of the CDC's guidance for healthcare settings. Albertson's falling in line with these requirements as ExtraMile has signs posted. Walmart, WinCo Foods, and Trader Joe's have also joined the new requirements.
I'm just wondering if you'll need some sort of vaccination card soon. Oregon is making this a requirement and I can't imagine how Idahoans would handle that.