Target is lifting its mask requirements for FULLY VACCINATED employees and customers, and that’s just one more reason you should probably break down and get the COVID shot.
The mask mandate is SLOWLY being lifted at a lot of places, and whether you think that’s a good thing or a bad thing, life is *hopefully* getting back to a new normal.
Just yesterday, we told you that Disney World is allowing unmasked individuals outdoors at their theme parks — vaccinated or not, they didn’t specify.
Target, along with a few other companies, is dropping their mask mandates for fully vaccinated individuals
Now, Target has jumped on the maskless bandwagon, and they are joining stores like CVS, “Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Costco and Starbucks in dropping mask mandates for fully vaccinated customers in response to the new CDC guidance.”
Those new CDC guidelines — which apply ONLY to fully vaccinated individuals — include not having to don a mask, not having to social distance, and not having to get tested — unless you have symptoms.
If you’ve been fully vaccinated:CDC.gov
– You can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.You can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. —
– If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.
Target announced the news on their Twitter feed, Tweeting out “Given the CDC’s updated guidance last week, Target will no longer require fully vaccinated guests and team members to wear face coverings in our stores, except where it’s required by local ordinances.”
So, in other words, if there is a Target store located in a state or local area that still requires masks, THAT Target store will comply — employees and guests will still be required to wear masks.
Just be familiar with your state or local guidelines, and if you have to wear a mask, don’t argue with the employees — just do it, please.
Face coverings will continue to be strongly recommended for guests and team members who are not fully vaccinated and we’ll continue our increased safety and cleaning measures, including social distancing, throughout our stores.Target
Target has not specified whether it will require PROOF that you’ve been fully vaccinated, so we will have to wait and see what happens.
But again, if you are asked to show proof of vaccination at the doors to Target, just do it — please don’t argue with the employees.
How do you know if you are fully vaccinated?
According to the CDC, when it has been two-weeks since a person’s SECOND dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, they are considered fully vaccinated.
For Johnson & Johnson vaccinated people, the guideline is two weeks after the initial dose.
They are quick to point out that, unless you totally meet these expectations, you are NOT yet fully vaccinated.
The guidance still calls for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters, but it will help clear the way for reopening workplaces, schools and other venues — even removing the need for social distancing for those who are fully vaccinated.abc10
Where can you get the COVID vaccine?
The Target website points out that they are currently accepting appointments “at nearly all CVS at Target locations for guests and team member.”
Most Walgreens stores are also offering the vaccine to those individuals 12 years old and older.
There are also many pharmacies that are offering the vaccine — just call your local pharmacy and ask if they are accepting appointments to get vaccinated.