Yesterday was overwhelming for me.  More and more places in Minnesota and Olmsted County started announcing that they were changing their mask policies due to the rise of COVID and I felt my heart panic a bit.  The last time we saw the overflow of news like this, our schools shut down and I ended up doing a radio show and cutting commercials out of a closet in my house.  The University of Minnesota Rochester is requiring them inside their locations, Olmsted County is recommending we wear them, and now Target is telling employees that face coverings are back on for team members.

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Target now requiring team members to wear face coverings...again...due to COVID

According to Target's website, the Minnesota-based company is now requiring face coverings for their team members.  They also have a strong recommendation for guests that you can read below:

The health and safety of our guests and team members have been Target’s top priority throughout the pandemic. Target will continue to recommend face coverings for unvaccinated team members and guests at all stores across the country. Based on the CDC’s updated guidance, we require face coverings for our team members and strongly recommend face coverings for all guests in areas with substantial or high risk of transmission, as defined by the CDC. We’ll follow all local mandates, as we have throughout the pandemic, and continue to monitor guidance from the CDC closely. We will also maintain all of our health and safety protocols that include increased cleaning measures and social distancing. We encourage our team members and guests to get the COVID-19 vaccine by offering vaccine appointments at nearly all CVS at Target locations and providing paid time and free Lyft rides to team members when they get their vaccines.

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Do you think a mask mandate will happen again for Rochester, Minnesota?

I didn't enjoy wearing a mask the last time but personally, it feels like we are inching our way towards another mandate.  What do you think?  Let me know over on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio.

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