Shoppers are heeding the NSW government's pleas to wear masks in crowded areas, as another four COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Wagga yesterday.
Masks are not yet mandatory in NSW shops, however the state government is "strongly recommending" they be worn in enclosed public spaces such as grocers, buses, and churches.
Kooringal Pharmacy's Justin Smith has already seen a surge in mask sales following another round of outbreaks in Victoria.
The pharmacy had ordered a shipment of 11,000 masks and were already running low on Monday, as customers scramble to stock up on supplies.
Mr Smith said it was good to see Wagga taking a more cautious approach, given the situation unfolding at the border in Albury.
"I think it's a good idea to be on the front foot rather than retrospectively trying to chase our tail," Mr Smith said.
"It's better to be proactive about it, and it doesn't seem like a difficult ask."
Mr Smith said many people use masks incorrectly, and he is urging people to remember to not touch their masks while wearing it and to learn the proper guidelines to truly stay insulated.
He is also reminding people to avoid touching money where possible and to sanitise after touching public surfaces.
Several of the larger shopping centres are also asking their customers to wear masks while inside the store, including Woolworths, Coles, and Aldi.
Bunnings manager Geoff Smith has got all of his staff wearing masks, and he said he was pleased to see more shoppers also masking up while inside the warehouse.
"I've noticed a lot more shoppers wearing them in as opposed to last week, which is a positive sign that we're all in this together and trying to get this nuisance out of the road," Mr Smith said.
"Not many of us can afford to take the time off - I know some other people who are out of jobs and out of money, so the longer we can keep the business open the better it is for the team members as well."
His hopes were echoed by Wagga Business Chamber president Rhyley Hunter, who said he was keen to limit the spread so that local businesses could keep their doors open.
"We want to make sure the public are safe, and we don't want to go into lockdown so any measures that can stop the spread should be welcomed," Mr Hunter said.
"We realise it is a person choice and no one's being actively forced to wear a mask, but we want people to be safe, and we want Wagga businesses to remain open."
Further guidelines on how to wear masks can be found on the NSW Health website.