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H-E-B: ‘We expect shoppers to wear masks while in our stores”

H-E-B is working to clear up confusion about its mask policy ahead of the state’s mask mandate expiring on Wednesday.
H-E-B is working to clear up confusion about its mask policy ahead of the state’s mask mandate...
H-E-B is working to clear up confusion about its mask policy ahead of the state’s mask mandate expiring on Wednesday.(H-E-B)
Published: Mar. 7, 2021 at 7:51 PM CST
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SAN ANTONIO, Texas (KBTX) - H-E-B is working to clear up confusion about its mask policy ahead of the state’s mask mandate expiring on Wednesday.

Last week, the Texas-based grocery store chain said employees and vendors would continue to wear masks while customers would be urged, but not required to do the same.

Days later, H-E-B released a new statement saying its store protocol would not change.

In its updated news release, the company said, “We will continue to expect shoppers to wear masks while in our stores. H-E-B has always been a strong proponent and advocate of mask use even before mandates and orders were passed.”

“Throughout the pandemic, we are thankful that we’ve seen strong compliance with mask-wearing at our stores. But we need the help of all Texans to ensure compliance continues. For those customers without masks we will give them one,” the company said in a statement.

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