Target, CVS to require customers to wear face masks

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Target and CVS announced on Thursday that it will soon require customers to wear face masks, a move that comes one day after Walmart made a similar announcement. 

CVS's policy kicks in July 20, while Target's begins Aug. 1. Both retailers have locations in all 5 boroughs.

In response to a customer who asked why shoppers were not required to wear masks in a Tennessee store, Target tweeted, "Thank you for reaching out to us. We do ask all our team members to wear masks and gloves if needed. August 1, we’re requiring guests to wear masks or face coverings in all of our stores, except for those with underlying medical conditions and young children."

CVS chief operating officer said in a statement, "With the recent spike in COVID-19 infections, we're joining others in taking the next step and requiring all customers to wear face coverings when entering any of our stores throughout the country effective Monday, July 20. To be clear, we're not asking our store employees to play the role of enforcer. What we are asking is that customers help protect themselves and those around them by listening to the experts and heeding the call to wear a face covering."