Walmart rolling back two of its COVID-19 precautions as customer behaviors change

Yahoo News

If you’re headed to Walmart sometime soon, operations may look a little different — the retailer says it plans to roll back two of its COVID-19 policies.

Walmart is doing away with one-way aisles and will reopen second sets of doors that had previously been closed due to coronavirus concerns, the company told McClatchy News in an email.

One set of doors will be designated for entrance and the other for exit.

Walmart did not say when the changes will take place, but attributed the move to customer behavior.

“We have seen that generally, customers have adopted new behaviors and take serious their personal responsibility to wear masks, practice social distancing and use our expanded hours to better spread traffic throughout the day, enabling us to provide them new options,” Walmart said.

For now, the retailer’s other COVID-19 precautions are still in place.

Customers are still required to wear masks in stores and associates will continue to spray down carts after they’re used, Walmart said. Plastic barriers will remain at checkout along with social distancing decals on floors.

3 thoughts on “Walmart rolling back two of its COVID-19 precautions as customer behaviors change

  1. Oh my, we feel so special that you considered us when rescinding your unconstitutional policies considering our behaviour in you establishments.
    In response, thank you, you f¥<king greedy assh^ts.

  2. In one door, out the other. That is going to be causing more issues for handicapped who use the handicapped parking spots. It was bad enough with the one door open, now where can they park close by? The using one door for entrance, the other for exit will be discouraging handicapped shoppers because they will no longer be able to park close to a door. I have walking issues however, there are people who are in worse condition than I am that will not be able to park and shop because there will be no close handicapped parking spots. They will be losing their handicapped customers by doing that. What are they thinking?

    I only go to Walmart when necessary and that is not very often. I go there when I need something more than groceries. If I am just buying groceries I go to HEB. Walmart and HEB are my two closest grocery stores. To go to a Kroger or Brookshire’s it is a good 25 mile drive through heavy construction. Aldi is about 18 miles away.

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