Target drops mask-wearing requirements for customers, workers fully vaccinated against coronavirus

The company says other polices - like social distancing and sanitation measures - are staying the same.

Posted: May 17, 2021 12:12 PM

Target is the latest retail giant to drop its mask requirement.

A spokesperson for the company said fully vaccinated employees and customers no longer have to wear a face covering in stores.

The company says other polices - like social distancing and sanitation measures - are staying the same.

Almost every CVS pharmacy located within Target is offering the Covid-19 vaccine for free.

Here’s the full statement from the company:

The health and safety of our guests and team members have been Target's top priority throughout the pandemic, and we've closely and consistently followed the CDC's recommendations over time.

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.

Face coverings will continue to be strongly recommended for guests and team members who are not fully vaccinated and we'll continue our increased safety and cleaning measures, including social distancing, throughout our stores.

Target is offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments at nearly all CVS at Target locations for guests and team members.

We're also providing paid time to U.S. hourly team members when they get their vaccines and free Lyft rides, up to $15 each way, for our team to get to and from their appointments.

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