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Target joins list of major retailers mandating masks

Target joins list of major retailers mandating masks

The Associated Press and WDIO-TV
Created: July 16, 2020 11:38 AM

Target is joining the list of the nation’s largest retailers that will require customers to wear masks as cases of COVID-19 spike. The policy will go into effect  Aug. 1.

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More than 80% of Target’s 1,800 stores already require customers to wear masks due to local and state regulations. The Duluth Target store is already covered by a city mask ordinance that took effect Monday, July 13.

The new corporate policy will affect Target stores in Virginia, Grand Rapids, Bemidji, and Brainerd. Target said Thursday that it will hand out masks at entrances to those who need them.

The nation’s largest retailer, Walmart, announced this week that masks would be mandatory in all stores starting Monday. Starbucks, Best Buy, Kohl’s and Kroger Co. also have put mandatory face shield rules in place.

Locally, Super One is requiring masks at its stores in the Twin Ports area, as well as in Michigan, which has a statewide mask requirement.

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