To cut back on receiving items that have been touched by potentially infected community members amid coronavirus concerns, Target is putting a halt to all returns and exchanges for three weeks.
Luckily, any return periods that expire between March 26 and April 16 will still be honored for three weeks after the holding period.
Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell said in a statement on the Target website, "We'll make all these changes easy for guests with clear signs throughout the store. Our team members will be there to assist and answer any questions. And as we've been doing for weeks, we'll keep evaluating other options."
Target is also temporarily limiting the use of personal, reusable bags at checkout and instead going for paper or plastic at no extra cost to consumers. If customers do bring their own bags, they will be asked to pack up their own purchased items.
These are just some of the many extra precautions Target is taking to stop the spread of coronavirus and take care of their employees.
In a recent Instagram post, Target wrote, "Target's investing more than $300 million, including increased hourly wages, a new paid leave program, bonuses and community assistance for local, national & global organizations responding to the pandemic."
They've also reduced their hours, closing all stores at 9 pm to leave time for restocking shelves and disinfecting the store. Target team members are stationed outside of various locations, wiping down and disinfecting carts between uses.