By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Trader Joe’s says customers who are fully vaccinated will no longer need to wear masks.
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“We encourage our customers to follow instructions from health authorities, including CDC guidelines that fully vaccinated customers do not need to wear masks when shopping,” said Trader Joe’s website.
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The CDC’s guidelines, released on Thursday and approved by the state, allow fully vaccinated people to go maskless in most cases. The guidelines recommend wearing masks in crowded indoor spaces such as public transportation, hospitals, and shelters for the homeless. It enables people to go outside safely and without a mask, even in crowds.
Trader Joe’s has a handful of stores in the Pittsburgh area.
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The Pennsylvania Department of Health says masks for people who are not vaccinated are still required until 70 percent of the state’s adults are vaccinated. As of Friday, 47.3% of Pennsylvanians 18 and over are considered fully vaccinated.