Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Publix is now selling face masks

Posted By on Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 5:26 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO VIA PUBLIX
  • Photo via Publix
At first, Publix employees weren’t allowed to wear face masks or gloves because they could “scare away customers.” Now, the Lakeland-based grocery chain is selling their own branded masks.

The green reusable face masks are being sold on their online shop for $15.95 for two, or $67.79 for ten masks. You can also buy a neck gaiter, which is sort of like a face-covering scarf, for $12.95.

According to the store’s website, the masks will ship on or before May 27, while the neck gaiter will ship by May 15.

Each item also has “Made in the USA!” stated in the product listing.
The masks, which have the company’s logo printed on the bottom right corner, are described as “double-layered lightweight polyester, breathable face mask. Designed for everyday use, not medical grade.”

“Features elastic loops to hold in place. Made in USA. Reusable and machine washable. Masks are not medical grade and have not been approved or endorsed by the CDC. Manufacturer makes no representations, express or implied, as to the efficacy of these masks against preventing the spread of any contagions.”

Shipping is free for the mask, with a $7 discount applied at checkout.

This story originally appeared in our sister paper Creative Loafing Tampa Bay.
Please follow CDC guidelines and Orange County advisories to stay safe, and please support this free publication. Our small but mighty team is working tirelessly to bring you news on how coronavirus is affecting Central Florida. Please consider making a one-time or monthly donation. Every little bit helps.

Tags: , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

March 3, 2021

View more issues


© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation