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Frequently disinfecting and cleaning our stores throughout the day, focusing on high touch areas like check lanes. Stationing a team member at each store entrance to clean and disinfect carts and baskets between each use.
Installing Plexiglass partitions throughout our stores, including at check lanes, Starbucks, cafés, guest services and more. Actively monitoring and metering guest traffic to promote social distancing and ensure a safe shopping environment.
Reminding guests about social distancing by using signs, floor stickers and audio messages in our stores. We’ll continue to listen to guidance from the CDC to keep our team and guests safe.
Bag fees remain in place in select stores in accordance with local and state regulations. Every store has a slightly different capacity based on its size, and we’ll continue to follow any local government mandates.
Throughout the pandemic, Target has focused on getting our guests the essentials they need at an everyday low price. Our teams have quickly adjusted to changes in consumer demand, like the surge we saw this spring and the rapid shift to contactless shopping options we experienced throughout the summer and fall.
We’re working hard to complete online orders, but due to increased demand, they might be delayed. Target offers a variety of fulfillment options, and a number of updates are helping us accommodate increased demand, while keeping the safety of our guests and team members in mind.
We’ve staffed up in-demand, same-day services like Drive Up and Order Pickup and made the confirmation process contactless by eliminating guest signatures on our handheld devices. Team members are place Drive Up orders in trunks or back seats of cars whenever possible.
We update Target .com regularly with estimated fulfillment and shipping times, as well as Ships delivery windows, so guests can plan accordingly. We’ve expanded the kinds of items available through same day fulfillment options, offering fresh and frozen grocery through Order Pickup and Drive Up and kids’ and adult apparel through same-day delivery with Ships.
We continue to see unprecedented demand for essential items like household paper and cleaning products. While our teams are working to assist guests as quickly as possible, hold times may be longer than usual.
On Tuesdays, during the first hour our stores are open, we offer dedicated shopping time for our most vulnerable guests. Store capacity limits and social distancing guidelines apply, and we’ll continue to follow state, county and city mandates related to vulnerable hours.
Guide guests to shop our various no-contact fulfillment options, including Drive Up, Target .com and Ships, if they don’t want to wear masks. Target is working with a number of companies and the federal government to provide public access to additional coronavirus testing.
We’ll continue to work with federal, state and local officials and task force partners to identify parking lot locations to serve as temporary testing sites. Our Chula Vista, CA store, operated by the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
As we’ve said since the beginning of the pandemic, the health and safety of our team and guests continues to be our top priority. An investment of nearly $1 billion more in 2020 in the well-being, health and safety of team members than in 2019, including increased wages, paid leaves, bonus payouts, personal protective equipment and a donation to the Target Team Member Giving Fund.
Extending benefits into 2021 to help all of our team members and their families navigate the continued impact of the coronavirus. Offering free backup care for all U.S. team members, including discounts on tutoring and education resources, as well as help with finding a nanny, childcare center or caregiver.
Providing team members who are 65 or older, considered among the most vulnerable by the CDC, or are pregnant, the opportunity to take fully-paid leave for up to 30 days. Offering dedicated shopping hours so our front-line team members can purchase the essentials they and their families need.
Providing team members with reusable and disposable face masks and gloves to wear at work and encouraging healthy hygiene habits, as recommended by the CDC. We start by offering additional hours to existing team members who have interest and availability, then maintain our current approach to hiring and filling jobs across the network as needed.
Target’s nearly 1,900 stores and 43 distribution centers are hiring extensively to meet local demands and serve guests throughout the holiday season. As we look beyond 2021, our longer-term headquarters environment will include a hybrid model of remote and on-site work to allow for flexibility and collaboration.
We’ve developed our plans in close partnership with a broad network of medical experts, industry peers and authorities in the U.S., India and other global locations in ways that are right for each of our headquarters offices. Providing team members with hand sanitizer and face masks to wear at work and encouraging healthy hygiene habits as guided by the CDC.
All team members and their entire household can receive five free counseling sessions per issue, per year. Access to Daylight, a personalized web-based and mobile app designed to help individuals learn and practice proven strategies to navigate stress and worry.
We've provided all team members with a health checklist to track and monitor for any signs or symptoms of illness before coming to work. If team members are experiencing symptoms, we will help them access the health benefits they need and support them to stay home until they are healthy.
This includes paid leave options for those who are symptomatic, have a confirmed case of coronavirus or have been quarantined due to exposure. We treat every positive case of the coronavirus with care and work hard to maintain a variety of cleaning, social distancing and safety measures to protect our team and guests.
We work quickly to deep clean and disinfect the store or facility, which is the recommendation of public health experts. We follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and provide information that any health department requests of us.
Our ability to meet guests’ needs during this unprecedented time would not be possible without our frontline team members. Target invested $1 billion more in 2020 in the well-being, health and safety of team members than it did in 2019, including increased wages, paid leaves, bonus payouts, personal protective equipment, and a donation to the Target Team Member Giving Fund.
From March 20 to July 4, all store and distribution center hourly full-time and part-time team members received a $2 temporary wage increase. As of July 5, Target permanently raised its starting minimum wage for U.S. team members to $15 per hour.
In addition to accelerating starting pay to $15, Target provided $200 bonuses to all hourly full-time and part-time frontline team members in stores and distribution centers in July. Target committed $10 million to expand relief and assistance to team members and organizations helping respond to the coronavirus.
Global Response: $1 million supports organizations that are helping provide critical medical equipment and supplies to regions around the world. The grants went to partners coast to coast, including the Seattle Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which supports local organizations deploying emergency resources like financial support and childcare; the Greater New Orleans Foundation Disaster Response and Restoration Fund and its network of community organizations taking care of the elderly and the homeless, and many more.
Recipients include the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, which supports nonprofits working directly with the most vulnerable populations in order to help build response capabilities; and Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization with a network of more than 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries. Global Response : We committed $1 million to support organizations helping provide critical medical equipment and supplies to regions around the world.
Recipients include Project ECHO, an organization bringing telemedicine capabilities to remote locations and vulnerable populations in India and throughout the world; and UNICEF, which is delivering life-saving health supplies, building water and hygiene facilities, and keeping kids connected to education while working to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Our grant will support ongoing work to track and understand the spread of the virus, provide care to patients and essential supplies to frontline workers, and accelerate efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments.
We share our expertise with policymakers and elected officials and believe it’s an important part of being a strong business leader. Our technology team created a simple health screening tool to help businesses and state officials easily assess and catalog workers with potential illnesses, enabling a safer recovery process.
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