NEW DETAILS: Walmart to limit customers in stores beginning Saturday

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

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(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Amid stores’ limited hours, Walmart has announced that beginning Saturday it will also limit the number of customers inside at one time.

In a statement on the company website Friday night, Walmart said: “Starting Saturday, we will limit the number of customers who can be in a store at once. 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.”

The plan states that employees will mark a queue at a single-entry door and direct customers inside one-by-one as they are counted.

While they're in the store, customers will be reminded with signage about social distancing.

“We’ll also institute one-way movement through our aisles next week in a number of our stores, using floor markers and direction from associates,” the statement said. “We expect this to help more customers avoid coming into close contact with others as they shop.”

You can read the full statement from Walmart here.

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