Giant Eagle encouraging customers to wear masks, requiring them for workers

PITTSBURGH — Giant Eagle is strongly encouraging customers to again wear masks, which are now being required for employees, regardless of vaccination status.

The company said the COVID-19 delta variant “has created a renewed sense of urgency across our communities” and that it is taking extra steps to keep people safe, acocrding to a news release.

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While customers will not be required to wear masks in stores, Giant Eagle released the following statement:

“We are strongly requesting that our guests comply with the same mask requirement, starting Friday, August 6. We will have Team Members ready at each of our stores to provide a complimentary mask for any guest who does not have one when they visit with us. Additionally, our Giant Eagle curbside pickup and delivery service continues to be available for all guests who prefer the convenience of having one of our expertly trained Team Members shop for them.”

Employees at all Giant Eagle, Market District and GetGo facilities will start wearing masks on Aug. 4.

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Giant Eagle said it is also exploring a potential vaccination requirement for all employees.

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