Trader Joe’s drops mask requirement for fully vaccinated shoppers

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Trader Joe’s is reportedly the first major retailer to drop its indoor mask requirement for fully vaccinated shoppers.

This comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised their COVID-19 mask guideline on Thursday.

On Friday, customers at the Trader Joe’s in Walnut Creek were still wearing a mask. They told KRON4 they felt more comfortable wearing one.

“I think I’m going to keep my mask on still.”

But customers say the announcement is encouraging.

“I think it’s a step towards normalcy again, like it’s good that we’re opening up and it’ll encourage people to get vaccinated.”

In an update on its COVID-19 page, TJ’s said they “encourage customers to follow the guidance of health officials, including, as appropriate, CDC guidelines that advise customers who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear masks while shopping.”

Meanwhile, the country’s largest supermarket operator will continue to require all customers wear masks at any of its stores nationwide.

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