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Meijer to limit number of shoppers in stores due to coronavirus outbreak

The retailer is asking customers to limit number of shoppers per trip adhering to social distancing guidelines.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The grocery retailer Meijer announced Saturday additional steps the company is taking to make its stores safe for both shoppers and team members. 

Meijer is now asking its customers to limit the number of shoppers who come to the store on each trip.

The following changes are the newest steps the company is taking:

• Asking customers to limit the number of shoppers per trip, while understanding that some customers may need additional assistance.
• Implementing processes to monitor the number of customers in our stores. This includes managing the number of customers shopping to support proper social distancing practices.
• Conducting daily health screenings and temperature checks of team members as they arrive at the store.
• Completing installation of protective plexiglass shields at all check lanes and pharmacies in its 248 supercenters and stores.
• Adding signage and broadcast announcements inside the store educating customers about proper social distancing.
• Temporarily suspending the weekly sales ad beginning April 12 to decrease customer count inside the store.

“We continue to look for additional ways to ensure the safety of our customers and team members in the face of this difficult challenge,” Meijer President & Chief Executive Officer Rick Keyes said. “By working together, we can reduce the spread of this virus and help keep our communities safe.”

Before these changes the retailer reduced shopping hours for deeper cleaning overnight and restocking efficiency as well as suspended the use of re-usable bags. 

Other major retailers like Walmart and Target have made similar changes to their stores. 

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