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Retail Workers Are Pissed Off About the End of Masks in Stores

Melanie Wong | May 18, 202104:28 PM     12

"After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s announcement last week that fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks in most situations, retailers like CVS and Costco said they were lifting mask mandates in stores. The news came as a shock to some workers.

I spoke with three workers at Trader Joe’s across the country, which lifted its mask mandate on Friday. (They asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation from their bosses.) The workers said the news came without any notice. 'I honestly felt pretty uncomfortable,' said a worker in Missouri who was informed early in her shift. 'There were actually like three or four [employees] who decided to go home that day just because it was a little bit overwhelming.'.."

Retail workers are pissed off about the end of masks in stores

“That was our safety blanket, almost. And now it’s just gone.” 

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