UFCW Local 135

Face Coverings Mandatory for Grocery, Retail and Pharmacy Workers

Effective midnight Saturday, April 4, all employees who may have contact with the public in any grocery store, pharmacy or drug store, convenience store or gas station shall wear a cloth face covering as described in the California Department of Public Health face covering guidance.

It states: “A cloth face covering is a material that covers the nose and mouth. It can be secured to the head with ties or straps or simply wrapped around the lower face. It can be made of a variety of materials, such as cotton, silk, or linen. A cloth face covering may be factory-made or sewn by hand, or can be improvised from household items such as scarfs, T-shirts, sweatshirts, or towels.”

For more info on the California Department of Public Health’s Face Coverings Guidance click HERE.

All businesses that remain in operation in accordance with the health offices order and that allow members of the public to enter their facilities must prepare and post by no later than midnight on Tuesday, April 7 a social distancing and sanitation protocol.

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