Hy-Vee now requiring face masks for employees

The grocery store announced the new requirement went into effect Monday.

Hy-Vee grocery stores, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, made the announcement Monday that all store and distribution center employees are now required to wear face masks while at work in response to the public health emergency.

On their website, Hy-Vee says they have provided masks to all employees over the past several weeks and effective Monday, April 27th, wearing a mask or other facial covering inside Hy-Vee stores is mandatory for employees to help protect both our employees and customers.

“This is just one of many measures Hy-Vee has taken to ensure the health and wellbeing of its employees and customers over the past several weeks. Other efforts include temporary Plexiglas barriers installed at all check stands and pharmacy, customer service and convenience store counters; social distancing indicators on the floor wherever lines typically form in the store; one-way directional signage for all aisles; sanitation of all carts and check stand belts between each customer use; special shopping times for those considered to most at risk for illness and much more.”

The company also announced that they are providing an ‘appreciation bonus’ to all part-time and full-time store employees – a 10% bonus on all hours worked from April 13 through May 3.

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