These retailers’ new policies vary slightly from each other, but all represent a shift from their previous policies that required shoppers to wear masks across stores. Each of the retailers said they will continue to require masks at stores where local or state ordinances require facial coverings.
The change was prompted by the CDC on Thursday announcing that fully vaccinated people don’t have to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors, except when in healthcare settings, on public transportation, or in other areas where governments require mask.
“Face coverings will continue to be strongly recommended for guests and team members who are not fully vaccinated and we’ll continue our increased safety and cleaning measures, including social distancing, throughout our stores,” Target said.
“Masks are still encouraged for those who aren’t fully vaccinated, and we’ll keep safety measures in place like enhanced cleaning and social distancing,” the spokesperson added.
CVS will still require employees to wear masks at work.
Best Buy also said that employees working in customers’ homes will still be required to wear a face covering, even if they are fully vaccinated.
Best Buy did not specify its mask policy for people who are unvaccinated.
Macy’s will continue to require masks for workers.
Alison Kosik contributed to this article.