Some Quad City Businesses May Keep Mask Mandates
This week has been full of announcements from the CDC and major store chains. Places like Target, Hy-Vee, Walmart, and others have announced that they would no longer require mask mandates for those who are fully vaccinated.
Before you start leaving your mask at home though, it is important to remember not everywhere is immediately doing this. Many stores and schools will be continuing their mask mandates.
Many major shopping chains have come out with statements similar to ones like these from Walmart,
“Beginning today, vaccinated customers and members are welcome to shop without a mask, and we will continue to request that non-vaccinated customers and members wear face coverings in our stores and clubs.”
According to KCRG, Hy-Vee said it is going to strongly recommend face coverings for customers who are not fully vaccinated.
Some spots will not be doing this however, Dr. Fauci explained that it is understandable that some businesses and localities are maintaining mask requirements. And showed some support for these decisions.
This means you'll still most likely also still see people wearing their masks when out and about.
So while we don't know what the future holds, as of right now many spots will be keeping their mandates. Many schools are also planning on maintaining the mask wearing protocol through the end of the school year.
As of right now with many smaller stores still requiring masks for everyone, it's still a good idea to keep that mask on you while running errands. As always, stay safe out there in the Quad Cities.