The Fresh Market is implementing a new policy that requires shoppers to wear face masks while in stores. 

The Greensboro-based grocery chain has announced that all customers will be required to wear a face covering during the coronavirus pandemic.

The News & Record reports the new policy will take effect on Tuesday. It follows other safety measures the market has already put in place, including shortening some business hours, limiting the number of customers allowed in stores at one time, and setting aside the first business hour for senior shoppers.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently amended their guidelines to recommend that people wear a face covering when in public.

An executive order from Governor Roy Cooper that limits access to grocery and other retail stores takes effect Monday evening. That order sets occupancy limits and mandates social distance markings.

 For the most up-to-date information on coronavirus in North Carolina, visit our Live Updates blog here. WFDD wants to hear your stories — connect with us and let us know what you're experiencing.

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