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Some CVS stores across 20 states are closed.

The chain drug store announced the closures 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 told USA TODAY it does not have a complete list of the closed stores, due to the developing nature of the situation.

The pharmacy chain confirmed 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.”

Similarly, Amazon is limiting deliveries and shifting routes in some cities rocked by protests.

Target also opted Sunday to close six locations until further notice to protect employees whose safety was compromised by demonstrations.

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