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Old 04-04-2020, 11:50 PM
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Default Walmart is limiting the number of customers at one time

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Starting April 5, we will limit the number of customers who can be in a store at once. Stores will now allow no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet at a given time, roughly 20 percent of a store’s capacity.

To manage this restriction, the associates at a store will mark a queue at a single-entry door (in most cases the Grocery entrance) and direct arriving customers there, where they will be admitted one-by-one and counted. Associates and signage will remind customers of the importance of social distancing while they’re waiting to enter a store, especially before it opens in the morning.

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

We’ll also institute one-way movement through our aisles next week in a number of our stores, using floor markers and direction from associates. We expect this to help more customers avoid coming into close contact with others as they shop.

We’ll continue to put signage inside our stores to remind customers of the need to maintain social distancing, especially in lines. And once customers check out, they will be directed to exit through a different door than they entered, which should help lessen the instances of people closely passing each other.
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And, turn away anyone without a face mask.

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This will become problem, too many people in area. People need to be able to shop, and shouldn’t have to wait for hours to get in store for supplies to survive. I can see making sure everyone has masks and gloves. Walmart ran all the mom and pop stores out of business with their supercenters which draws people from 50 mile radius. Another question how are they going to control the lines outside which will probably stretch for blocks as time goes on?
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You say that now, wait till you can’t get in.
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Home Depot the same thing.
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From their website:

Starting April 5, we will limit the number of customers who can be in a store at once. Stores will now allow no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet at a given time, roughly 20 percent of a store’s capacity.

To manage this restriction, the associates at a store will mark a queue at a single-entry door (in most cases the Grocery entrance) and direct arriving customers there, where they will be admitted one-by-one and counted. Associates and signage will remind customers of the importance of social distancing while they’re waiting to enter a store, especially before it opens in the morning.

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

We’ll also institute one-way movement through our aisles next week in a number of our stores, using floor markers and direction from associates. We expect this to help more customers avoid coming into close contact with others as they shop.

We’ll continue to put signage inside our stores to remind customers of the need to maintain social distancing, especially in lines. And once customers check out, they will be directed to exit through a different door than they entered, which should help lessen the instances of people closely passing each other.
This is smart. Wal-Mart has always been a well-managed company.
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Great concept ..............on paper.

One might as well stay home.
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The Neighborhood Walmart on Heald Way at Colony is 41,921 square feet, so 5 customers per 1,000 square feet should allow between 205 to 210 customers at anyone time. 210 doesn't sound too restrictive. Publix across the road at Colony is 54,000 sq ft and Publix at Transverse is 45,600 sq feet.

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Great concept ..............on paper.

One might as well stay home.
Agree, definitely best to stay home, especially for next two weeks or so. However, some can't because they need certain items etc. At least this is a rational way of trying to do it.
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This will become problem, too many people in area. People need to be able to shop, and shouldn’t have to wait for hours to get in store for supplies to survive. I can see making sure everyone has masks and gloves. Walmart ran all the mom and pop stores out of business with their supercenters which draws people from 50 mile radius. Another question how are they going to control the lines outside which will probably stretch for blocks as time goes on?

It shouldn't be a problem. I am back in Jersey City,NJ and we have been doing this for over 2 weeks. People for the most part have adjusted quickly. Here the seniors and comprised have the first 2 hours to shop. It is actually rather nice not to be crowded in the store. The lines are orderly and move at a decent pace. Most are trying to finish asap. If someone gets to close they make it known. It takes longer of course but cute down on unneeded trips.
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This will become problem, too many people in area. People need to be able to shop, and shouldn’t have to wait for hours to get in store for supplies to survive. I can see making sure everyone has masks and gloves. Walmart ran all the mom and pop stores out of business with their supercenters which draws people from 50 mile radius. Another question how are they going to control the lines outside which will probably stretch for blocks as time goes on?
People will still be able to shop and while not the way they may want to, it is a way that helps keep everyone safer. Comes under the heading of doing what we need to do to help each other survive. A friend went to Sams and said they had a person outside that managed the lines to keep the spacing. A previous post last week described how TJ's implemented this process so Walmart is a little behind, now if only Publix and Winn Dixie joined in.
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You say that now, wait till you can’t get in.
I can say that now have been shopping in Gainesville since February. All businesses had protocols then,and continued. Besides what is it you can’t live without for a few weeks.
Online shopping has been around for years, many businesses are offering fresh vegetables, fruit and paper products so you don’t have to stand in line.
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It shouldn't be a problem. I am back in Jersey City,NJ and we have been doing this for over 2 weeks. People for the most part have adjusted quickly. Here the seniors and comprised have the first 2 hours to shop. It is actually rather nice not to be crowded in the store. The lines are orderly and move at a decent pace. Most are trying to finish asap. If someone gets to close they make it known. It takes longer of course but cute down on unneeded trips.
We’ll see
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I can say that now have been shopping in Gainesville since February. All businesses had protocols then,and continued. Besides what is it you can’t live without for a few weeks.
Online shopping has been around for years, many businesses are offering fresh vegetables, fruit and paper products so you don’t have to stand in line.
Why would drive to Gainesville to shop? I’ll just wait in line.
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