Establishment Masking policies


On its website, Aldi says properly fitted face coverings are required for both customers and employees. “We know that access to affordable groceries is essential and we are committed to keeping our shelves stocked and providing a safe and comfortable shopping experience,” the retailer said.

CVS Pharmacy

The retailer is maintaining its requirement for face coverings in its locations. "Children under 2 years old and people with medical conditions or disabilities who may be adversely affected by a face covering do not need to wear one," CVS Pharmacy said.

Dollar General

Employees, vendors and customers are required to wear face coverings in all Dollar General stores, distribution centers and offices. There are some exemptions to this rule. Those "include situations where wearing a mask is not recommended due to age, a health or medical condition, or is otherwise exempted by state or local order," the company said.

Dollar Tree & Family Dollar

Dollar Tree, along with its subsidiary Family Dollar, continues to require masks in locations, per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That requirement is for all customers, employees and vendors.


Since last August, Dunkin' has required face coverings for customers at all of its locations. "At Dunkin', where we already require all restaurant employees to wear face masks and have updated our health and safety standards to reflect the times, we believe that wearing a mask is a simple step we can all take to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and help to keep guests and restaurant crew safe," the chain said.

Home Depot

Home Depot requires all employees and customers to wear a face covering at its stores. The home improvement retailer says it will provide a face covering to anyone entering a store and in need of one.


The home improvement chain requires all of its employees to wear masks at all locations while working with customers. Lowe's told our New Hampshire station, WMUR, that it is "consistently requesting" that customers wear masks in its stores.


McDonald's employees are required to wear masks or face coverings along with gloves. The fast-food chain says it has made masks available for customers in municipalities where they are required.


The coffee chain requires all customers entering its stores to wear a face covering. "It is our responsibility to protect our partners, and we are committed to meeting or exceeding all public health mandates," Starbucks said on its website. Starbucks adds that its partners "have the right and responsibility to refuse service to customers who are not wearing facial coverings."


Target requires all customers to wear masks or face coverings in all stores. Customers with underlying medical conditions and young children are exempt from the retailer's requirement. All Target employees are also required to wear a mask regardless of whether they have received a COVID-19 vaccine.


At Walgreens, customers are required to wear face covers before entering the store except where doing so would inhibit the individual’s health or where the individual is under 2 years of age.


The largest big-box retailer in the United States will require customers nationwide to wear a face covering if they are to enter the store.