Walmart to limit the number of customers allowed in stores starting Saturday

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By: Kathleen Gomez, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLLUMBIA -- Walmart will limit the number of customers who can be in a store at once and scale back to a single-entry door, the company announced on Friday.

According to a statement from the Walmart website, the stores will now allow no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet at a given time. Once a store reaches its capacity, customers will be admitted inside on a “1-out-1-in” basis.

In addition to more signage in the stores encouraging proper social distancing, the statement said that some Walmart stores will institute one-way movement through aisles next week.

The company said it will be encouraging customers to bring the fewest number of people per family as well as to allow for appropriate social distancing while shopping.

The stay-at-home order issued by Governor Parson on Friday addressed this issue for other businesses. The order requires:

  • 25% or less of the entity's building code occupancy with retail square footage of less than 10,000 square feet
  • 10% or less of the entity's building code occupancy with retail square footage of 10,000 square feet or more

For the full statement from Walmart, click here.

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