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Target, Kroger and Walgreens to Continue Requiring Masks Despite Lifted Mandates

Target, Kroger and Walgreens to Continue Requiring Masks Despite Lifted Mandates. This week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced that they were ending all state-imposed mask mandates. In response, national chain retailers including Target, Kroger and Walgreens confirmed that they would be keeping their mask requirements, per the CDC’s guidelines. . Target stressed that its no-contact shopping options were available for those who would prefer not to wear a mask in its stores. . A spokesperson for Kroger said that its mask policy would remain in place until all of its “frontline grocery associates” had received a vaccine. [We] will continue to require everyone in our stores across the country to wear masks until all our frontline grocery associates can receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Kroger spokesperson, via ‘The Hill’. Walgreens said there was “no change at this time” to its current policy and safety protocols and that it was following “current CDC and OSHA guidelines.”. Other retailers, such as Costco, Starbucks, Toyota, Macy’s, Best Buy and more are following suit. CVS Health said that its employees have been directed to suggest face coverings when necessary, but to ultimately “avoid escalated confrontations.”. If a customer is not wearing a mask or face covering, we will refer them to our signage and ask that they help protect themselves and those around them, CVS Health, via ‘The Hill’

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