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Giant Eagle drops face mask requirements for fully vaccinated customers starting May 24 – WTAE Pittsburgh

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Giant Eagle announced Tuesday that the company would drop its face mask requirements for fully vaccinated employees and guests beginning May 24.Related video: Giant Eagle now offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinationsIn a statement Tuesday, the company cited the increase in number of vaccinated individuals and the CDC’s May 13 guidance regarding mask-wearing as reasons for the decision.Pennsylvania automatically adopted new, relaxed federal guidance on mask-wearing for fully vaccinated people last week.The company said those who are not fully vaccinated will continue to be required to wear a mask or other face covering while in-store. Giant Eagle will continue to offer online grocery ordering to those who are not fully vaccinated and are unable to wear a mask or other face covering. In a statement Tuesday, the company encouraged anyone eligible who has not yet received the vaccine to consider doing so. Giant Eagle pharmacy locations are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine on a walk-in basis, with no appointment required.

Giant Eagle announced Tuesday that the company would drop its face mask requirements for fully vaccinated employees and guests beginning May 24.

Related video: Giant Eagle now offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations

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In a statement Tuesday, the company cited the increase in number of vaccinated individuals and the CDC’s May 13 guidance regarding mask-wearing as reasons for the decision.

Pennsylvania automatically adopted new, relaxed federal guidance on mask-wearing for fully vaccinated people last week.

The company said those who are not fully vaccinated will continue to be required to wear a mask or other face covering while in-store. Giant Eagle will continue to offer online grocery ordering to those who are not fully vaccinated and are unable to wear a mask or other face covering.

In a statement Tuesday, the company encouraged anyone eligible who has not yet received the vaccine to consider doing so. Giant Eagle pharmacy locations are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine on a walk-in basis, with no appointment required.

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