Fresh Market will soon require customers to wear masks while shopping


Essential businesses across the country are trying to find ways to accommodate their community, while adhering to CDC guidelines. We respect and admire the first responders and healthcare providers who continue to work exhaustively for the betterment of the Tampa community.

We are also grateful to those who work to keep us fed. Grocery stores are beginning to enact measures to protect employees and shoppers alike. The Fresh Market has just announced that team members and shoppers will soon be required to wear masks in the store.

Here’s the full statement from Fresh Market leadership:

To help keep our communities safe during this time, our Team Members must wear face masks or cloth face coverings in the store, in accordance with the latest CDC recommendations.

Starting on Tuesday, April 14, we are requiring that all guests wear a face covering before entering the store.

This directive goes into effect on Tuesday, April 14.

Don’t have a mask? They’re simple enough to create at home. The Tampa Bay Times has a handy article that shows you exactly how to make one in just minutes.

Publix has also pivoted during this time. In addition to plexiglass at the registers, the store is also making its aisles one-way to assist in social distancing while shopping.

The Fresh Market has two locations in Tampa:

13147 N Dale Mabry Hwy
3722 Henderson Blvd

The Fresh Market in St. Pete is located at 2900 4th Street N.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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