Harris Teeter to Limit Number of Shoppers in Stores for Social Distancing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Grocery chain Kroger has released its plan to limit the number of shoppers inside stores to encourage social distancing amid the coroanvirus pandemic. This includes North Carolina-based Harris Teeter, which has supermarkets in the Carolinas, Virginia and Southeast. 

Beginning Wednesday, April 8, Harris Teeter will limit the number of customers to half of what's normally allowed in stores. Typically, it would be one customer per 60 square feet, that standard is now one customer per 120 square feet. 

The plan is being put in place to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. This is an additional step afterstores added special hours for senior shoppersand began offering bonuses for employees during the outbreak.

Harris Teeter employees will monitor the number of customers inside stores to ensure the capacity limit is maintained.The Matthews-based chain has dozens of stores in the Charlotte area and is one of the biggest supermarket names in the Southeast.

See the full story at WCNC.com.

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