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Publix among stores no longer requiring masks for fully vaccinated shoppers

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This is a Publix market in Bradenton Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

Publix, a store who has required customers to wear masks since last July, is no longer requiring masks for shoppers who are fully vaccinated.

Trader Joe’s also announced it’s not longer requiring masks for customers.

A spokeswoman for the Florida-based supermarket told WPTV that masks will no longer be required for fully vaccinated customers or employees starting Saturday.

However, “individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to use face coverings over their noses and mouths while inside any Publix store,” spokeswoman Maria Brous said in a statement Friday.

She didn’t say how Publix would verify whether or not shoppers are fully vaccinated.

Other key locations dropping some mask mandate requirements: Disney World, Walmart, Costco and Trader Joe’s. Enjoy.