Anyone entering a grocery store within the town of Tisbury must go alone and wear a face covering, starting Thursday. The order from the town board of health states that a cloth or surgical mask is preferable, but scarves or other fabric covering the mouth and nose are acceptable alternatives.

New state orders require grocery stores to limit the number of people inside to 40 per cent of the maximum number permitted to occupy the space, according to the board of health announcement issued Wednesday afternoon.

Families are asked to have one individual shop for the entire household. Shoppers should wash their hands before going to the store, use the hand sanitizer provided at the entrance, maintain a six-foot distance from others and consider returning at another time if the store appears busy when they arrive, according to the board of health.