H-E-B worker

An H-E-B employee checks out a customer. Customers and employees who are vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to wear a masks inside the store.

H-E-B employees and customers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to wear a mask inside stores, according to a recent policy change.

"At H-E-B, the health and safety of our Partners and customers is our top priority. After reviewing updated guidance from the CDC on mask use, H-E-B will make facial coverings optional for fully vaccinated Partners, vendors, and customers inside our stores. This policy change will take effect on June 9,2021," a news release states. "Throughout the pandemic, H-E-B has been a leader in developing strong Covid-19 safety measures to protect our Partners, customers, and communities, and we are encouraged by the favorable Covid-19 trends in Texas."