Target’s updated mask policy starts on Mondays for customers and employees, but the retailer still strongly recommends customers and vulnerable employees to wear masks. Customers who live in areas with state or local mask requirements may still be required to wear them – regardless of vaccination status.
“Given the updated guidance from the CDC last week, Target will not require fully vaccinated guests and team members to wear face coverings in our stores, except where required by local ordinances,” the retailer said in a statement. statement Monday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released New masking guidelines And Thursday said that fully-vaccinated Americans, for the most part, no longer need to wear masks indoors and do not have to wear masks outdoors, even in crowded places.
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“Face covers will continue to be strongly recommended to guests and team members who have not been fully vaccinated, and we will continue to increase safety and cleaning measures, including social distancing, throughout our stores,” said Target.
Target began ordering masks in stores nationwide on August 1, Which was lagging behind most retailers.
But when masking requirements were initially announced on July 16, Target said that more than 80% of Target stores actually require face coverage due to local and state regulations.
Privately owned companies can still order masks, which most of the country’s big retailers started last summer. There are other exceptions when the CDC recommends masks such as in healthcare settings and transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Airplanes and public transportation.
Target currently has a vaccine incentive To help encourage more clients and employees to get the vaccine. She is offering a $ 5 targeted coupon for those who get the COVID-19 vaccine at the CVS site at the Target store.
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