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Kroger to requires masks starting next week

Mask requirement will include all 2,757 stores across the U.S.

Kroger Co. announced Wednesday beginning next week, all customers wil be required to wear face masks.  The mandatory mandate begins July 22nd.

“With the increase in #COVID19 cases across the country, we are committed to doing our part to help reduce the spread of the virus,” Kroger wrote in a tweet.

Mask mandates will be required for anyone entering a U.S. store, with the exception of small children.  Those who are unable to wear face masks for medical reasons are asked to wear face shields or facial coverings.

The announcement came in a windfall of other retailers across the country announcing similar measures this past week, including Walmart, Kohls, Starbucks and Best Buy.

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