Target will require its customers to wear masks or face coverings in all of their stores starting on Aug. 1.
“This builds on the more than 80% of our stores that already require guests to wear face coverings due to local and state regulations. Given the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the role masks play in preventing the spread of the coronavirus, our store team members also already wear masks when they come to work, which we provide for them,” the company said in a statement.
Individuals with underlying medical conditions and young children are exempt from the announced policy.
Target joins other major US companies that have made similar announcements, including CVS, Walmart, Starbucks and Best Buy.