Local Retailers To Limit Store Access


LAKEWOOD – Some local retailers are limiting the amount of shoppers that can enter their stores, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Walmart announced that starting Saturday, there will be a limit of no more then 5 shoppers per 1,000 square feet in their stores.

In the statement by Walmart headquarters, the superstore said associates will mark a queue at a single-entry door and direct arriving customers.



”Associates and signage will remind customers of the importance of social distancing while they’re waiting to enter a store – especially before it opens in the morning,” said the store in a statement.

Once a store reaches its capacity, customers will be admitted inside on a “1-out-1-in” basis, explained the company.

Wegmans will also be doing something similar. The store says customers will be asked to line up outside the store during busy periods to control the number of people inside. As customers leave, more will be allowed in.



Finally, BJ’s in Olean will also be putting in place similar restrictions. No more than 20% of a club’s total capacity will be allowed in the building at any given time. When possible, all members are encouraged to send only one person per household to shop in-club.

These policies will be in place until further notice, all stores said.

 

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