Walmart to limit the number of people in a store at one time
Beginning Saturday, April 4, Walmart will limit the number of people in its stores to help protect staff and shoppers from the new coronavirus.
A post on the company’s website said five people would be allowed in a store for every 1,000 square feet. The Avon Walmart is nearly 180,000 square feet. It is unclear whether warehouse or storage space counts toward the new square-footage rule.
“Once a store reaches its capacity, customers will be admitted inside on a one-out, one-in basis,” the Walmart post stated.
When the store is at capacity, customers will be asked to social distance while in line outside. The new capacity limits are about 20% of a store’s normal capacity, according to Walmart.