On May 16, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals.They announced that fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or social distancing. As a result, Cook County Whole Foods Co-op removed our mask mandate. Fully vaccinated shoppers and staff do not need to wear a mask while inside the Co-op. We have also removed the 12 shopper limit in the store. However, we are still recommending shopping alone if you are able to reduce the number of people in the store during the busy summer months. Shoppers are welcome to continue wearing masks in the store, and we continue to offer curbside pick up Monday-Friday if you would like to avoid entering the store entirely. We are also happy to announce that we are refilling our bulk scoop bins so you can buy as little or as much as you like. We may need to bring back certain restrictions if COVID-19 cases spike in Cook County. Thank you shoppers and staff as we navigate operating a business during a pandemic.