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No entry to liquor stores without a mask

(AP) Virginia’s state-owned liquor stores say they won’t let anyone without a mask into their stores as part of an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority will have greeters at the front of stores to prevent people without masks from entering and to offer curbside pickup options, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

The agency already requires masks be worn in stores but had not previously denied entry to people without them. The new policy was to start July 20.

Gov. Ralph Northam has issued a mandate that masks be worn in all types of stores and recently asked business owners to be more aggressive in denying service to people who refuse to wear them.

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