Following news that Best Buy, Walmart, Kohl's and other stores will require masks or face coverings, Target is following suit.
Beginning August 1st, all Target shoppers will be required to wear a mask when entering their stores. It does exclude those with "underlying medical conditions and young children." Target does say a mask will be provided for shoppers who don't have one at store entrances.
Also announcing they will require masks is the drug chain CVS. Their policy begins July 20th.
The news comes as COVID-19 cases continue to rise around the country, and with health care provides struggling with how to contain the spread of the virus.
Meanwhile, Governor Walz is seriously considering a statewide mask mandate as cities and businesses continue to make their own policies. Some businesses are calling for the mandate to take the pressure off enforcing their own policy.