Hy-Vee has updated its mask policy and will no longer require guests to wear face coverings. The grocery chain, which has four locations in Rochester and stores all across the upper-midwest says they have consistently followed the CDC’s recommendations, and starting today Hy-Vee no longer requires fully vaccinated customers and employees to wear face coverings in its stores.
There will still be safety measures in place. On their website, they explain they “will continue to implement its extra safety and sanitization procedures that have been in place since COVID-19 first began. Hy-Vee will also maintain its Plexiglas barriers all manned check stands, self-checkout stations, pharmacy counters, customer service counters, and convenience store checkouts. In addition, social distancing signage will remain in place where lines tend to form (checkout lanes, deli/meat/bakery counters, etc.) and extra hand sanitizer/cart wipes will remain stationed throughout stores”

Several stores in Southeast Minnesota have dropped mask requirements for vaccinated customers. If you haven’t gotten the COVID-19 vaccine and would like to you can visit any Hy-Vee. All Hy-Vee pharmacy locations are now offering the COVID vaccine with NO appointment required. So, if you want to get the COVID-19 vaccine you can simply ask for it the next time you are in the grocery store.

Where Can I Go To Get The Vaccine?

Rochester has four Hy-Vees located at 4221 W Circle Dr. NW, 500 37th St NW, 1315 6th St NW, and 500 Crossroads Dr. SW. Hy-Vee has 240 stores all across the midwest so if you don't live in Rochester you can find a Hy-Vee near you on the store's website.

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