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Target implements new mask requirement effective Saturday

Posted at 10:47 AM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 12:47:16-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Target's new mask mandate takes effect Saturday and that means starting today all of its customers will be required to wear a mask to shop.

All of the store's employees are already required to wear face coverings.

Target said it will provide disposable masks at entrances to customers who don't have one.The disposable masks will be free-of-charge.

The retailer notes nearly 90 percent of its stores already required masks or facial coverings because of local and state regulations.

However, target said young children and those with underlying medical conditions are exempt to the mask mandate.