Ingles Markets Now Requiring Face Coverings for All Customers

The exterior of an Ingles grocery store.
Ingles Markets

To help in the fight against COVID-19, Ingles has announced a new face covering requirement for customers shopping at their stores.

“Cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus – particularly when used universally within a community setting,” states the CDC. “Face covering, combined with physical distancing and frequent handwashing, has been proven to reduce the spread.”

Signs announcing the face covering requirement are posted at all store entrances, and in-store announcements will be made repeatedly. This requirement was made effective in all retail locations beginning July 21, 2020, and will not apply to young children or to customers with medical conditions who are not able to wear a face covering.

In addition to requiring a facial covering, Ingles is continuing its enhanced sanitation practices and regularly cleaning all high-touch surfaces to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. One-way aisles meant to encourage social distancing remain in place as well as the plexiglass sneeze guards.

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