U.S.- From changes in hours to allowing only one person to enter their stores, these are some of the rules that self-service stores have imposed such as Walmart, Costco, HEB and Home Depot internationally and nationally, with the aim of offering a quality service and avoiding further contagion from this pandemic of coronavirus (Covid-19).
Due to the contingency by coronavirus Self-service stores announced in social media statements some rules to follow to be able to offer an adequate service to customers, such as closing earlier so that employees can disinfect and they will also only let one person per family enter to make purchases.
One of the stores that announced these changes is Walmart, which reported on social media that the stores will now allow no more than five customers for every 1,000 square feet (approximately 92,903 square meters).
Likewise, they will be careful that customers unidirectional movement through the hallways using floor markers.
Once customers leave, they will be instructed to exit by a different door they entered, which should help decrease the times when people cross paths closely.
Starting Saturday, we will use a single, clearly designated entrance and exit at each store to help maintain social distancing. We’ll be forming queues outside the store and limiting the number of customers who can be inside at once. Read more: https://t.co/hxh2KEGYRx pic.twitter.com/qVZyxDb3gv
– Walmart Inc. (@WalmartInc)
April 3, 2020
The store Cotsco He also decided to make some changes in all his stores, such as schedule changes, since the stores will be They will close at 6:30 pm, Monday to Friday.
They also reported that until further notice, Costco stores will open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. from Tuesday to Thursday for adults from 60 years or more, and for those who have physical disabilities.
It should be noted that Costco allows no more than two people to enter the warehouse with a membership card.
Also, HEB stores are using a single entry dedicated for customers to enter and control the number of these within the establishment.
Likewise, stickers were placed on the floor to inform customers where they should stop to practice a social distancing suitable.
It should be noted that this store has teams of partners and managers dedicated to Covid-19 action in each store and are trained to guarantee that sanitation and social distancing procedures are properly followed.
At H-E-B, our top priority is the health & safety of Partners and customers. In continued efforts to keep them safe, H-E-B will provide store, warehouse, manufacturing & transportation Partners masks & gloves for use at work. Masks are provided today, 4/4. Https://t.co/iPl2now33o
– H-E-B (@HEB)
April 4, 2020
To finish, in Home Depot Some changes were also made, of which it is highlighted that the entrance of people to the store will be controlled, since it will only be able to enter a member of each family.
Likewise, it was reported that the hours of operation were modified because they will close at 6:00 in the afternoon, likewise, it was mentioned that they will not be sold face masks they will be donated to hospitals.
We’re so grateful for our associates and suppliers who are working diligently to provide communities with essential products. Read about our plans to close our stores at 6 p.m. daily and expand paid time off for associates. https://t.co/RPZP5eTbLk pic.twitter.com/zlhgTwV9Lq
– The Home Depot (@HomeDepot)
March 18, 2020
With information from Briana Edwards of Click 2 Houston.