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Food City to drop mask requirement for fully vaccinated customers, employees

Employees who have been fully vaccinated will have a vaccination logo displayed on their name badge.
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Food City Bearden(WVLT)
Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 9:41 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Food City announced it will soon allow customers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to shop without masks.

Beginning Thursday, May 20, vaccinated store associates and customers will not be required to wear a face mask inside the grocery store.

Employees who have been fully vaccinated will have a vaccination logo displayed on their name badge.

Food City advised customers who have not been fully vaccinated or those who prefer to do so as a safety precaution to continue wearing face coverings. The store will continue to encourage social distancing and provide hand sanitizer, cart wipes and enhanced cleaning procedures in all of its locations.

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