Walmart’s new capacity limit goes into effect

Walmart announced Friday that it was taking action to limit the number of customers it allows inside its stores at any given time.

According to a statement from the company, effective Saturday, April 4, no more than five customers per 1,000 square feet of store space will be allowed inside of stores at a time. That 1,000 square feet is about 20 percent of a store’s capacity, the statement said, meaning that about 25 people will be allowed in Walmart stores at a time.

In order to manage the restriction, the statement says, store associates will mark a queue at a single-entry door, in most cases the grocery entrance, and direct arriving customers there. Customers, the statement says, will be admitted one-by-one and counted, and customers waiting to enter after the store reaches capacity will be admitted using a “one-in-one-out” process.

Customers may also encounter one-way movement in stores. In another attempt to help promote social distancing, the company says, some stores will have directional markers placed on floors in the store to help customers avoid coming into contact with others as they shop.

Source: Mountain Top