Jos Lohnes, customer service clerk, is seen through the debit machine hole in the new plexi-glass barrier as she helps Andrea Trinidad at Superstore customer service in Whitehorse on March 30. Starting Aug. 29, customers will be required to wear masks while shopping at Superstore locations. File photo by Crystal Schick – Black Press

Vancouver Island Superstore customers will need to mask up

Grocery chain announced new mandate which goes into effect tomorrow

Just a reminder if you are heading out to do your grocery shopping at Superstore tomorrow: bring your mask.

The Canadian grocery chain is joining a growing number of businesses mandating mask-use in its stores.

Beginning Aug. 29, a mask or face covering will be required to shop at Real Canadian Superstore locations. The mandate was announced on the chain’s Facebook page Aug. 22.

“We appreciate your support as we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19,” Real Canadian Superstore said in the post.

Previously, the store’s policy has been to follow any municipal guidelines that were in effect.

Superstore locations in Mission and Surrey both had employees test positive for COVID-19 last month.

Real Canadian Superstore has 28 locations in B.C., including five on Vancouver Island.

On Aug. 12, Walmart made masks mandatory for shopping in its Canadian stores.


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