U.S. chains reinstate mask mandates for workers

U.S. big boxes are moving to require masks for employees once again, even in states which have lifted general indoor mask mandates.

Lowe’s, Home Depot, Target, and Kohls are all following the advice of the Centers for Disease Control. The agency is recommending masks indoors even for vaccinated persons, as cases of the delta variant rise. Customers are also encouraged, though not required, to mask up in-store.