Walmart Encouraging More Social Distancing In Stores
Walmart officials are acknowledging that while many of their customers are following the advice of the medical community regarding social distancing and safety, some of their customers are not. In an effort to keep their employees and customers healthy Walmart is implementing some changes in their shopping process. Additionally, some states including Missouri, are requiring grocery and big box stores to limit the amount of customers in the store at any time.
According to Walmart, each store will begin limiting the number of customers inside their buildings at any given time. Stores will be limited to 5 customers inside for every 1,000 square feet, roughly 20 percent of a store's capacity. Once at capacity customers may queue up at the entry door and one person will be let in when another leaves.
Inside stores Walmart associates and signage will direct the flow of customers throughout the store and customers will enter and exit the store through different sets of doors. Additionally Walmart will be reminding customers to please observe social distancing, especially in lines.
Walmart is also beginning temperature checks for employees as they come on duty and is providing employees with gloves and masks if they want to wear them. Additionally sneeze guards and social distance markers will be placed at checkout.
You can learn more about Walmart's new shopping process here.