BENTONVILLE, Arkansas – Walmart announced on Friday that it will begin limiting the number of customers authorized in its stores starting Saturday, April 4.
The company said employees would only allow five indoor customers per 1,000 square feet of storage, which is about 20% of a store’s usual capacity.
The average size of a Walmart Supercenter is approximately 180,000 square feet.
Once the store has reached its maximum capacity, customers will be invited to line up outside the store at a social distance of six feet from each other.
Many stores have already marked the sidewalks. When a customer leaves the store, the associates authorize another customer inside.
All aisles will be marked as one-way lanes to limit contact between customers. Some stores may also start selling only essential items.
See Walmart’s full press release here.
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