Target Suspends Returns In Response to Coronavirus
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Target is taking new steps to protect its team members and guests.
Target just announced that it will be adding new protective measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
In addition to the more thorough cleaning procedures that are already in place, Target is taking additional steps to keep its stores clean and to promote social distancing.
One of the most noteworthy changes are some tweaks to Target’s return policy! From March 26th-April 16th, 2020, Target will not accept any in-store product returns or exchanges. If you have a return that expires between now and April 16th, Target will honor it for three additional weeks once in-store returns and exchanges resume.
Here’s a preview of more changes we’ll see at Target in the coming weeks:
- A team member will be stationed at store entrances to make sure that shopping carts are clean and available for use.
- Signs will be added to the front of stores and floor decals will be added at checklanes to remind guests about maintaining a safe distance from each other as they shop.
- Checklanes will be cleaned after each guest transaction, and team members will be on hand to guide guests in the line while cleaning takes place.
- Stores will rotate the use of checklanes so that those not in use can be regularly deep-cleaned.
- The sale of reusable shopping bags has been paused. Guests who bring in their own reusable shopping bags will be asked to bag their own items at checkout. Paper and plastic bags will be available for free in areas where local fees would normally be charged.
- Shopping hours for “vulnerable guests,” including the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, will be expanded to two mornings a week (Tuesday and Wednesday).
To learn more about other changes happening at Target, read a statement from Targets’ CEO Brian Cornell here.