SALT LAKE CITY — Harmons grocery stores will soon require its customers to wear masks.
The mask requirement goes into effect Saturday at the chain's Salt Lake County stores, as mandated in a county-wide order for public places. On July 5, Harmons will extend the mask requirement to all of its locations.
Customers entering the stores will be reminded of the mask requirement, and in-store signage will also indicate that masks are required for shoppers.
“Harmons is committed to doing all that we can to keep our associates and customers safe. This is the obvious next step as cases continue to grow,” said Bob Harmon, chairman of the customer, in a news release. “As the pandemic surges on, it has become clear that we need to do even more to protect our associates’ health. From the beginning, we have followed advice from the Utah Department of Health and health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That recommendation includes wearing masks in public places and when social distancing is not possible."
Harmons employees have already been required to wear masks and will continue to do so.
Harmons operates 18 grocery stores throughout Utah.