Publix To Keep Face Mask Rule Despite DeSantis Order

Tampa’s ABC News affiliate reports:

Publix will not be changing its COVID-19 safety policies despite Gov. DeSantis’ new executive order suspending all outstanding local COVID-19 emergency orders and related public health restrictions. A Publix spokesperson tells News Channel 8: “Throughout this pandemic, we’ve implemented many changes in our stores to safeguard the health and well-being of the communities we serve. At this time, no changes are being made to our mask policy.”

Read the full article. Publix is Florida’s largest employer and other chains may follow their lead.