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Citing updated CDC guidance, Target updates mask policy

Citing updated CDC guidance, Target updates mask policy Photo: courtesy of Target.

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: August 02, 2021 11:53 AM
Created: August 02, 2021 11:34 AM

Citing updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 guidance, Target announced updates to its own mask policy.

In areas of substantial or high risk of virus transmission, Target will require face coverings for employees and will "strongly recommend" face coverings for all shoppers.

The Minneapolis-based retailer made the announcement Monday, stating the requirement will take effect Tuesday.

Target officials said stores will follow all local mandates and will continue to adhere to CDC guidance.

Officials also said cleaning measures and social distancing protocols will remain in place.

The retailer is also encouraging its employees and customers to get the COVID-19 vaccine "by offering vaccine appointments at nearly all CVS at Target locations and providing paid time and free Lyft rides to (employees) when they get their vaccines."


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