BENTONVILLE, Ark. (CBS Local) — Walmart has started implementing one-way aisles to encourage customers to practice social distancing while shopping inside their stores during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The one-way aisles mandate was enforced beginning on Thursday, April 23, Walmart said in a statement posted on Facebook.READ MORE: What Is The Best Sunscreen For Me? Environmental Working Group Releases Annual Guide
“One-way aisles are designed to increase social distancing and give customers more space on each aisle,” the company wrote.
Customers will see floor decals throughout the store that will help indicate the traffic flow.READ MORE: Parole Denied For Don Miller Who Killed 4 Women In Lansing In The 1970s
Green “Shop This Way” stickers will be on the floor to indicate the entrance of each aisle. Red “Do Not Shop This Way” will tell opposing traffic not to enter the aisle.
Walmart had already started limiting the number of customers who can be in the store at once. Stores are now allowing no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet at a given time, roughly 20 percent of a store’s capacity.MORE NEWS: Michigan Court Seeks More From Whitmer About Abortion Ban Challenge
Walmart is the largest private employer in the U.S., with a workforce of approximately 1.5 million associates at more than 5,000 stores and clubs nationwide.