Shoppers may need to wear masks after state lifts requirement

Brahm Buck

Even though the state is lifting its COVID mask requirements on June 2, shoppers and others better hold onto their face coverings for a while.  Stores, fitness centers, grocers, fast-food operators and others said Thursday they don’t know yet how – or if – they will change their mask and other COVID rules in […]

Even though the state is lifting its COVID mask requirements on June 2, shoppers and others better hold onto their face coverings for a while. 

Stores, fitness centers, grocers, fast-food operators and others said Thursday they don’t know yet how – or if – they will change their mask and other COVID rules in light of Gov. Mike DeWine’s decision to lift the state mask requirement.

DeWine said Wednesday he would lift the restrictions June 2 for all establishments except nursing homes and assisted living facilities. But, he said businesses and schools can continue to set their own rules.

Meanwhile, new guidance was expected Thursday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that vaccinated people can safely visit most indoor places without masks.

Retailers and others contacted by The Dispatch Thursday said they were still reviewing the policies.

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