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After the world's largest retail store, Walmart, announced on Wednesday that they will be requiring customers to wear masks, more and more "big box" retail stores are falling in line, including Target and CVS.

On Thursday, CVS and Target both announced that they will also be starting to require customers to wear a mask to enter their stores. This announcement comes after Walmart and Sam's Club announced on Wednesday that they will be implementing the same type of policy.

In the press release from CVS's Chief Operating Office Jon Roberts, he says,

"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."


Target will also be requiring customers to wear a mask while in their stores. Their mask requirement policy will go into effect on Saturday, August 1st. More details about the coronavirus policies can be found on their website.

Below is a growing list of retail stores that require a mask to enter.