CVS closes stores across 20 states

CVS has temporarily closed stores across approximately 20 states in the wake of protests that began last week following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police. Amid the unrest, businesses in many cities have been broken into and looted.

CVS has temporarily closed stores across approximately 20 states in the wake of protests that began last week following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police. Amid the unrest, businesses in many cities have been broken into and looted. The pharmacy chain confirmed that while several stores have sustained damage, no employees were hurt during the protests. "Each closed pharmacy’s phone system has been rerouted to a nearby CVS Pharmacy that is open so all patients will continue to have access to pharmacy care," said Amy Thibault, senior manager of corporate communications for CVS Health. "We are continually monitoring protests as they occur in the communities we serve and will close stores, if needed, to help ensure the safety of employees and customers." Target also decided Sunday to close six locations until further notice to protect employees whose safety was compromised by demonstrations.