CVS, Target Drop Face-Mask Rules for Fully Vaccinated Customers
By Sharon Terlep
CVS Health Corp. and Target Corp. said vaccinated customers were
no longer required to wear masks in stores, joining other U.S.
retailers rethinking their policies after federal health officials
relaxed their guidelines.
CVS said customers who aren't vaccinated "are asked to continue
wearing face coverings." Employees must continue to wear masks.
"Health, safety and science will continue to drive our
decision-making process," the company said in a statement.
Target said customers and employees who are fully vaccinated
against Covid-19 didn't need face coverings. The company said it
would obey local ordinances requiring face coverings, and that it
would continue increased safety and cleaning measures, including
social distancing, in its stores.
Walmart Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corp. said last week they
would d rop mask requirements for vaccinated shoppers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday
that fully vaccinated people didn't need to wear a mask or
physically distance during outdoor or indoor activities, large or
small, in most settings.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
May 17, 2021 12:28 ET (16:28 GMT)
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