Mask mandate: The changes you’ll notice while grocery shopping

Mask mandate: The changes you will notice while grocery shopping

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Gov. Roy Cooper announced that people in North Carolina are now required to wear masks in public when social distancing isn’t possible.

The mandate is going to change the way we do a lot of every day things -- like grocery shopping.

Channel 9 visited local stores and saw that many put up signs requiring people to wear masks.

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Signs went up to tell Walmart shoppers to wear masks.

Some said they have a right to defy the governor's order.

“I’m not putting that mess on my face,” resident Tracy Tilson said. “I can’t do it. I just ain’t going to do it. This ain’t Russia, and you can’t make me do it.”

“I wouldn’t want to give it to you,” resident Carman Prather said. “I wouldn’t want to give it to you.”

Harris Teeter released the following statement:

“We are committed to doing everything we can to comply with the face covering requirement without placing our valued associates in difficult situations. We ask our shoppers to follow the requirements and to be kind to our associates.”

A spokesperson for Publix said they will be posting signs at the entrance saying masks are required. They will also be doing regular in-store announcements about the requirement and providing masks to people without them.

Here are the rules for wearing a mask in restaurants