Target, CVS end mask requirements for fully vaccinated customers, joining Walmart, Starbucks and more

Target has dropped its mask requirement for fully vaccinated customers, joining with WalmartTrader Joe’sStarbucksCostco and other businesses.

Target’s updated mask policy starts Monday for customers and employees, but the retailer still strongly recommends unvaccinated customers and employees wear masks. And customers who live in areas that have state or local mask requirements may still have to wear them – regardless of vaccination status.

CVS also updated its policy Monday and said on its website that customers were “no longer required to wear face coverings inside of our stores, unless it is mandated by state or local regulations.”

Target said in a statement Monday that it “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.”

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Retailers are dropping masks: Walmart, Starbucks, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Publix no longer require masks for vaccinated customers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new masking guidelines Thursday and said that fully vaccinated Americans, for the most part, no longer need to wear masks indoors and don’t have to wear masks outdoors, even in crowded spaces.

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