Trader Joe’s drops mask requirement for fully vaccinated customers

If you’re fully vaccinated, Trader Joe’s welcomes you to shop without a mask.

The Southern California-based specialty grocery store became one of the first retailers in the nation to drop the mask requirement after the Centers for Disease Control issued new COVID-19 guidance Thursday.

“In accordance with CDC guidelines, customers who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks while shopping in our stores,” Trader Joe’s PR Director Kenya Friend-Daniel said Friday. “We do not require proof of vaccination, as we trust our customers to follow CDC guidelines.”

However, Friend-Daniel said, “At this time, masks are still required for our Crew Members.”

The decision from the Monrovia-headquartered chain

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