Coronavirus: Walmart to limit customers and create one-way traffic inside some stores

Coronavirus: Walmart to limit customers and create one-way traffic inside some stores
People wearing masks and gloves wait to checkout at Walmart on April 03, 2020 in Uniondale, New York (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Walmart still wants customers, just fewer of them at a time.

Starting Saturday, the nation’s largest retailer said it will now allow no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet at a given time, roughly about 20% of the average store’s capacity.

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To oversee the restriction, workers will mark a queue at a single-entry door, and direct arriving customers there, where they’ll be admitted one by one. The store will also institute one-way movement through our aisles next week in some stores, including floor markers and direction from workers.

Walmart joins Target and others in trying to limit the number of customers in the store to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.