GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Meijer joins the growing list of retail chains that will require customers to wear face masks when shopping at any of its stores.
The West Michigan-based grocery giant says its mandatory face mask policy will go into effect Monday, July 20 at all of its 253 locations throughout Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
Customers with medical conditions that prevent them from wearing a face mask or covering are exempt.
Meijer joins retailers like CVS, Kohl’s, Target and Walmart that have also announced mandatory mask policies at all locations regardless of local and state regulations.
On Monday, businesses in Michigan were ordered to start denying service or entry to customers who refuse to wear a mask. Businesses that don’t follow the order could lose their license.
Under the new rules, you must wear a mask anytime you are indoors in a public place, anytime you are outdoors in public and cannot maintain social distance and on public transit. Violators could get charged with a misdemeanor and be ordered to pay a $500 fine, though they won’t face jail time.