Publix drops mask mandate for fully vaccinated employees

Publix associates who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will no longer be required to wear a face covering at work.

According to an update on the Publix website under Frequently Asked Questions, wearing a mask is now optional.

"As a result of the decrease in COVID-19 cases and wide availability of the vaccine, fully vaccinated associates have the option not to wear face coverings beginning Feb. 14, 2022, unless required for their job duties or by a state or local order or ordinance."

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Pharmacy associates, regardless of vaccination status, are still required to wear face coverings when administering vaccines.

Publix does not require customers to wear face coverings in its stores. 

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