SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Following the likes of Walmart, Kroger, and several other retail stores, ALDI announced Friday it will be requiring customers to wear face masks beginning July 27.
“We continue to monitor safety protocols from the CDC as well as state and local health officials,” ALDI wrote in a statement. “Most recently, the CDC stated that cloth face coverings are a critical tool against COVID-19 and could reduce the spread of the virus. Our new face covering policy is an enhanced safety measure intended to help limit the spread of COVID-19. All ALDI employees will continue to wear face coverings, as they have for months.”
Customers who can’t wear masks inside the stores are encouraged to order groceries for delivery.