Walmart to Limit Stores to 20 Percent of Full Capacity
Starting Saturday, April 4th, Walmart will be limiting the number of customers that are allowed in a store at once.
KAMC News reports that around 20 percent of a store's capacity will be allowed inside.
Store associates will mark a line at a single-entry door and direct arriving customers there. Once the store has reached capacity, customers will be let inside on a one-in, one-out basis.
Here's how it works according to a statement by Dacona Smith, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Walmart U.S.:
Starting Saturday, we will limit the number of customers who can be in a store at once. Stores will now allow no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet at a given time, roughly 20 percent of a store’s capacity.
To manage this restriction, the associates at a store will mark a queue at a single-entry door (in most cases the Grocery entrance) and direct arriving customers there, where they will be admitted one-by-one and counted. 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.
Once a store reaches its capacity, customers will be admitted inside on a “1-out-1-in” basis.
Smith goes on to say that stores will use a one-way movement system through the aisles starting next week in some stores. Customers will also be directed to aa dedicate exit to minimize interactions with those entering the store, Smith explained.