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Big retailers like Walmart and Costco are establishing new Covid-19 protocols

Walmart is counting its store customers and limiting how many are allowed in at one time. Also, some big retailers are saying many items have become so scarce that they must again limit purchases.

Posted: Nov 15, 2020 2:52 PM
Updated: Nov 16, 2020 11:50 AM

UNITED STATES - With Covid-19 case numbers going up across the country, many retail stores are working to keep crowds down.

Starting on Saturday Walmart is beginning counting customers who enter and exit their store "out of an abundance of caution."

The retail giant says it is a way to keep their capacity at no more than twenty percent.

Other big name stores are also announcing changes in their retail operations due to the pandemic.

At Costco customers with some medical conditions were exempt from the store's mask policy, but now must wear a face shield to enter.

Bare shelves are being seen again in some retail stores, which is a reminder of the panic buying we saw in the early days of the pandemic.

Do you remember the limits on the number of products you could buy at one time? Now Walmart, Kroger, Wegmans, and Publix announced they are capping how many items customers can purchase, citing shortages of such items as toilet paper and sanitizing wipes.

Some stores are putting Black Friday deals online early in hopes of salvaging sales this holiday season.

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