Friday, July 30, 2021
Starting this Tuesday, Aug 3, shoppers will once again be required to wear a mask inside Weaver Street Market. We will provide free masks if you don’t have one, and our employees will continue to wear masks.
The CDC now says that even vaccinated people should wear masks indoors in our area. As of today both Orange and Wake Counties are above the CDC threshold of 50 weekly cases per 100,000. The current variant is very contagious and even vaccinated people can readily spread it, according to the latest CDC information.
The Governor said yesterday that the State does not plan to reinstate its mask mandate, but he did urge businesses and local governments to take appropriate action.
When we changed to masks encouraged at the end of May, cases had dropped to a low level and the CDC had announced that vaccinated people didn’t need to wear masks indoors. But after six weeks of steady improvement, cases in our area are increasing rapidly, and the CDC now says that vaccinated people should wear a mask indoors.
We’re very sorry that we have to take this step. We were all hoping things would continue to get better, but unfortunately they have taken a turn for the worse. Thank you for working together as a co-op by once again wearing a mask when you shop!