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Coronavirus in Southwest Florida: The latest info, helpful resources

MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 18: Walmart carts are seen outside of a store as the company reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings that fell short of analysts’ estimates on February 18, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Walmart earned $1.38 a share, short of some analysts expectations for $1.43 per share. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Walmart is working to keep providing their customers with the groceries and supplies that they need, while keeping everyone safe.

The company announced via its corporate blog that, starting Saturday (April 4), they will limit the number of customers who can be in a store at one time. “Stores will now allow no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet at a given time, roughly 20 percent of a store’s capacity.”

Many Walmarts have multiple entrances, but they will allow customers to enter the store through one door. They say that customers will be admitted one-by-one and counted. Once a store reaches its capacity, customers will be admitted inside on a “one-out-one-in” basis. They will have signage at the checkout lines to help customers avoid getting too close to each other, and the exit from the store will be separate from the entrance.

They are also instituting a one-way movement policy through the aisles in many of their stores, using floor markers. They say, “We expect this to help more customers avoid coming into close contact with others as they shop.”