LIST: Which Michigan stores still require masks to enter -- and which don’t?

Mask mandate lifted for fully vaccinated in Michigan

John Bechtold puts his face covering on as he passes his storefront sign that lists COVID-19 protective covering required to enter in his retail shop, Friday, May 14, 2021, in Pittsburgh's South Side neighborhood. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) (Keith Srakocic, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

While the mask mandate has been lifted for fully vaccinated people in Michigan, businesses can still enforce a mask policy.

As of May 15, fully vaccinated Michigan residents don’t have to wear a mask in most indoor or outdoor settings, but local communities and businesses can keep mask rules in effect. The move came after the CDC issued new guidance on face covering for COVID-19.

Stores that have dropped mask requirements are strongly urging people who are unvaccinated to wear a mask while shopping, which is required according to the MDHHS mask order. If you don’t see a store listed below, check the door before entering -- most have their policy posted there.

Requiring masks for all

  • Ulta
  • Apple stores
  • Uber
  • AMC Theaters
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Detroit casinos

Not requiring masks for fully vaccinated

  • Meijer (updated policy May 17)
  • Target
  • Home Depot (updated policy May 18)
  • Lowe’s (updated May 20)
  • Starbucks
  • Whole Foods (updated May 19)
  • Walgreens (updated May 20)
  • Rite Aid (updated May 21)
  • Walmart
  • Menards
  • Sam’s Club
  • IKEA (updated May 20)
  • Costco
  • Panera
  • Old Navy/Gap
  • Dollar General
  • Busch’s
  • Petco (updated May 21)
  • CVS
  • McDonald’s
  • Macy’s
  • Kohl’s
  • Best Buy
  • ALDI (as of May 18)
  • Comerica Park
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Big Lots (updated May 18)
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Jolly Pumpkin (Detroit)
  • Hopcat (Detroit)
  • Founders Brewing Taprooms
  • Emagine Theaters
  • Twelve Oaks Mall (not including stores)
  • Great Lakes Crossing Outlets (not including stores)
  • Laurel Park Place (not including stores)
  • Somerset Collection (not including stores)
  • Macomb Mall (not including stores)
  • 7-Eleven stores

We’ll keep this list updated as more stores announce decisions on this. Check back for updates.

About the Author:

Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.