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Walmart Told to Halt In-Store Sales of Non-Essentials in Vermont

  • Target and Costco also limited to food, fuel and pharmacy
  • State agency says shopping significantly increases virus risk
Inside A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Location Ahead Of Black Friday
Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Shoppers in Vermont hoping to wander the aisles of their local big-box store in search of an exercise mat or a video game are out of luck.

The state on Tuesday ordered Walmart Inc. and other big-box retailers to halt the sale of “non-essential” products in their brick-and-mortar locations to reduce the potential spread of the coronavirus.