Kroger Will Begin Limiting Customer Capacity in Its Stores
In a move similar to Walmart's last week, the Kroger company has announced it will begin limiting customer capacity in its stores.
According to the company's press release, beginning Tuesday, April 7th, Kroger stores will "limit the number of customers to 50% of the international building code's calculated capacity to allow for proper physical distancing in every store."
The standard capacity in a typical Kroger is one person per 60 square feet. That will now expand (or contract, depending on how you look at it) to one person per 120 square feet.
Using unique technology, Kroger will monitor the proximity between customers in order to maintain the new directive.
Floor markers, reduced hours, one-way aisles in select markets, and the encouragement of face masks and gloves for employees are some of the other recent steps Kroger has taken to protect its customers and staff during then COVID -19 crisis.