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Local store operates on the honors system for mask requirements

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Posted at 3:19 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 17:24:11-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Starting Monday Governor Whitmer's executive order means essential businesses have the right to refuse customers' entry if they aren't wearing a mask.

“Customers, the way we understand the rule is, is they’re supposed to wear them,” owner of Ken's Fruit Market Ken Courts said.

Ken Courts says so far, they haven't had any issues. Employees are all wearing masks and most customers are too.

“So far, yeah, everything is going fine,” Courts said.

Courts says they're not going to ask people why they're not wearing a mask. They're operating on the honor system.

“If they have a health condition that doesn’t allow them to wear it, then they don’t have to,” Courts said.

Courts says he hopes everyone complies. So far, they haven't had any issues.

“You know, we’re trying not to be the mask police here,” Courts said.

A communications representative from Walmart spoke with FOX 17 today and said they strongly encourage everyone to operate within Whitmer's executive order's parameters, including wearing a mask.

Meijer issued FOX 17 the following statement regarding wearing a mask inside their stores:

Meijer has provided masks to all team members and are requiring they wear them for the safety of themselves and our customers. While the state of Michigan is now requiring everyone to wear a face covering when visiting retail stores, we are asking all customers throughout the Midwest to please wear some type of face covering while visiting their local Meijer. Thanks.