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Walmart to limit customers

IRON MOUNTAIN – Walmart is announcing changes to its stores’ policies with the hope to encourage social distancing amongst its customers by limiting the number of people who can be in a store at one time.

The new policy goes into effect today and will not allow any more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet at a given time.

The company says it will manage this restriction by marking a queue at a single-entry door and directing arriving customers there. From that entrance, customers will be admitted one-by-one and counted.

Once a store reaches its capacity, customers will be admitted inside on a “1-out-1-in” basis.

Walmart also plans to institute a one-way movement through aisles starting next week in a number of stores.

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