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Meijer and Kroger have announced that masks will still be required for shoppers in their stores, at least for now.

The news comes after Michigan recently lifted mask requirements for fully vaccinated people in most indoor and outdoor ​locations, following new CDC guidelines.

Michigan’s new guidelines drop the mask requirement for residents outdoors, even if they are not vaccinated. Residents who are not fully vaccinated are still required to wear masks or face coverings indoors.

“While we are aware of new CDC guidance, many state or local orders in the Meijer footprint remain in effect regarding masks,” Meijer said in a statement. “In order to help ensure the continued health and safety of all its team members and customers, Meijer continues to require face coverings by anyone entering a Meijer store or Meijer Express station at all locations, except where medical conditions prevent them from wearing one.”

“At this time, The Kroger Family of Companies continues to require everyone in our stores to wear masks. We are encouraging and incentivizing associate vaccinations by offering a $100 one-time payment to associates who receive the recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine,” Kroger said in a statement. “As we have throughout the pandemic, we are reviewing current safety practices, the CDC’s latest guidance, and soliciting feedback from associates to guide the next phase of our policy.”

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