Costco is limited to shoppers in its warehouse for two people per membership card.
In a message to members on his website, the major retailer said that the interim measure has been enacted “for the safety of you and our employees and other members, and to further assist in our efforts at social distance
The retailer previously limited the size of shoppers at home and placed restrictions on common household items including paper goods. Despite the changes, large crowds of shoppers still circulate the aisles daily.
Costco warehouses also reduced working hours, to close at 6:30 pm, from Monday to Friday. Gas stations are open from 7:30 AM until 7 PM. On weekdays and 6:30 pm on weekends.
The warehouse also provides early hours for high-end shoppers at risk, and is open from 8 to 9 am from Tuesday to Thursday for members aged 60 and over and for those with physical disabilities. The pharmacy is open during that early hour, but the dining hall will not open
Walmart also limits shoppers
Walmart still wants customers, and fewer them every time.
The country’s largest retailer has said that it will now not allow more than five customers per 1,000 square feet at a given time, or about 20% of the average store capacity.
To oversee the restriction, workers will place a queue mark at the entrance door once, and direct incoming customers directly there, where they will be accepted one by one.
Walmart joins Target, Trader Joe’s and other chains in an effort to reduce the number of customers in their stores to reduce the spread of coronavirus