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Grocery Chain Winn-Dixie Reverses Policy, Will Require Masks

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Southeastern Grocers
Winn-Dixie will now require customers to wear masks at its stores to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

The parent company of Southern supermarket chain Winn-Dixie is reversing its policy and will now require customers to wear masks at its stores to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Southeastern Grocers Inc. said the requirement will go into effect next Monday.

The company headquartered in Jacksonville, had initially rejected a mask mandate, saying it did not want to put its workers in the position of having to ban customers.

But in a statement Monday, it said its position had “evolved.”

Walmart, supermarket chain Kroger and department store Kohl’s are among other retailers that require customers to wear masks at their stores.