Target Removes Mask Requirement for Customers and Employees

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Target says masks will no longer be required for customers and employees unless required by local laws, though they'll still be 'strongly recommended' in stores for unvaccinated individuals.

Posted: May 17, 2021 12:11 PM
Updated: May 17, 2021 12:17 PM

Another nationwide retailer is ditching its mask requirement after new guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on face coverings.

Target said Monday that it would no longer require customers and team members to wear masks in its stores, except where it's required by local ordinances.

"Given the CDC’s updated guidance last week, Target will no longer require fully vaccinated guests and team members to wear face coverings in our stores, except where it’s required by local ordinances," the retail giant said in a statement issued Monday. "Face coverings will continue to be strongly recommended for guests and team members who are not fully vaccinated"

Target says that although it's removing the mask requirement in its stores, it will continue its increased safety and cleaning measures, including social distancing.

With store locations in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois, Target has nearly 2,000 stores throughout the United States.


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