It was earlier this week. Food Lion even issued a statement initially defending its policy.
However, on Friday, after Dean’s story circled across the country, Food Lion changed her mind.
“While continuing to maintain our uniform standards requiring associates to wear masks without writing, insignia or symbols, we will allow associates to wear masks with the American flag that meet this standard,” the company said in a post on social networks.
It’s unclear if Dean will return to his job at Havelock after this policy change.
Editor’s Note: The video in this article is from the original story and has not been updated to reflect the change in policy.
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