On Monday, Target’s new policy regarding masking went into effect. The new policy states that customers and staff are no longer required to wear masks while shopping in the store. This policy is in effect regardless of one’s vaccination status. Their statement continues:
“As COVID-19 cases continue to decline across the country, Target will not require our U.S. team members or guests to wear masks, as local regulations allow. We’ll follow all state and local COVID-19 safety regulations and encourage our team members and guests to consult the latest public health guidance, get vaccinated, and make decisions to keep themselves and their families safe.”
Target will continue to offer staff and customers medical-grade masks free of charge. The store will also continue to offer paid time off for those with positive cases, as well as free Lyft rides to employees wanting to get the vaccine. The store will also offer Covid-19 tests to its employees.
Target stores with a CVS located inside will be able to provide N95 masks free of charge to those who would like one. The offer is only good while supplies of the masks are available. Interested customers can request one at the pharmacy.
Some shoppers were confused about Target’s official policy change, as they hadn’t been wearing masks for almost a year.
Hmm. My local Target hasn’t asked customers to wear masks for almost a year now.
— Andrew Crews (@AndrewCrews62) February 23, 2022