Retailers like ShopRite, Walmart, Home Depot and Lowes are limiting the number of people allowed in the store at one time amid the coronavirus outbreak. According to the New Jersey Herald, the new social distancing policy affects ShopRites stores owned by Ronetco, including Newton, Franklin, Byram, Sparta and Netcong, and the Walmart stores in Newton and Franklin. Home Depot and Lowes started implementing a similar policy last week and have marked their floors to encourage social distancing.
The stores will have only one entrance open and a security guard or employee will be counting who goes in. ShopRite said "once the store is at capacity, we will ask the remaining customers to please wait in the designated line until they are called to enter the store."
Read the New Jersey Herald story here.