H-E-B officials say they will continue to require its customers to wear masks after the statewide mandate ends this Wednesday.
Officials clarified the grocery chain is upholding its current protocol.
In a Monday press release, the company said, "Mask use at our stores will remain. Our signs requiring mask use will remain posted at entrances and we will continue to make announcements in store."
H-E-B President Scott McClelland says if a customer comes into a store and they don't have a mask on, then an employee will ask them to put a mask on or they will be offered a mask.
McClelland says if the customer refuses, it will not escalate beyond that.
Gov. Greg Abbott last week said that starting Wednesday, the state will no longer mandate wearing face coverings in public. Abbott added that individual businesses may still set their own safety protocols.