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402065 08: A shopper displays her Costco Wholesale membership card as she enters a Costco Wholesale store March 8, 2002 in Niles, IL. Warehouse retailer Costco Wholesale Corp. has reported higher quarterly profits as the promise of bulk goods at bargain prices resonated with consumers in the U.S. recession. Warehouse retailers charge customers an annual membership fee, typically $35 to $45, to shop at clubs that offer deep discounts on bulk quantities of items like food and household cleaners. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

North Carolina’s stay-at-home order is in it’s last week, which means starting next week Phase 1 of Gov. Roy Cooper’s 3 phase plan to help North Carolina resume to pre-coronavirus days begins. Non-essential retailers are preparing to open next week, and in return Charlotte grocery stores are making safety changes.

It’s been recommended for weeks that if you are out in public, you should wear a face mask. Even though there are no enforced orders, the list of North Carolina establishments creating their own order is increasing.

Here’s what is to come: 

  • Costco is requiring all shoppers to wear face coverings (starting Monday 5/11/20)
  • Whole Foods Market will be giving free masks to customers & requesting that they wear them inside their stores – the store is owned by Amazon – which already requires workers, and third party workers to wear masks.
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club will require employees at stores & distribution centers to wear face coverings – they’re also offering safety glasses to workers
  • Target will require employees at stores & distribution centers to wear face coverings
  • Walmart will require employees at stores & distribution centers to wear face coverings
  • Harris Teeter will require employees at stores & distribution centers to wear face coverings
  • Publix will require employees at stores & distribution centers to wear face coverings
  • The Fresh Market will require employees and customers at stores to wear face coverings

Other stores such as Food Lion, Bi-Lo, Trader Joe’s, Aldi & Lidl, allow employees to wear coverings and provide non-medical grade face masks for their use.

To see more updates on Charlotte businesses click here!

 

Source: WBTV