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North Market’s reopening brings required face masks for guests and employees

North Market’s reopening brings required face masks for guests and employees

Mitch Hooper

As the North Market works towards gradually reopening, things will look a little different next time you are shopping there. Starting May 2, all guests at the North Market will be required to wear a face mask or facial covering; this comes just a day after all employees being required to wear face masks or facial coverings.

The announcement cited the CDC recommendation of the public using facial masks in public settings to help stop the spread of COVID-19. It also noted that face masks are still not an alternative to social distancing.


“In order to best protect our beloved community and prevent the spread of COVID-19, North Market is requiring all guests* wear a mask or face covering that covers the mouth and nose at all times while at North Market,” the press release state. The asterisk states this requirement does not apply to children under the age of two as well as individuals who are unable to wear a facial covering due to a medical condition.

The North Market will be taking the recommended steps per the CDC as well as the Columbus Public Health Department and the Ohio Department of Health. This includes routine wipe-downs and cleanings of areas and maintaining a six-foot-distance from other folks.

“Together with our merchants, and the understanding and cooperation of our guests, we can protect each other. Community support is essential to the future success of our merchant businesses,” said Rick Harrison Wolfe, North Market’s Executive Director.

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