Meijer has announced new efforts to make stores safer for shoppers and employees amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The retailer is asking customers to limit the number of shoppers who come in to the store on each trip. Meijer says they understand this may mean some customers need additional assistance.

According to a release, Meijer is also,

  • Implementing processes to monitor the number of customers in our stores. This includes managing the number of customers shopping to support proper social distancing practices.
  • Conducting daily health screenings and temperature checks of team members as they arrive at the store.
  • Completing installation of protective plexiglass shields at all check lanes and pharmacies in its 248 supercenters and stores.
  • Adding signage and broadcast announcements inside the store educating customers about proper social distancing.
  • Temporarily suspending the weekly sales ad beginning April 12 to decrease customer count inside the store.

Meijer's previously announced efforts include suspending customer use of re-usable bags, discontinuing can and bottle return, removing Sandy the Pony from the front of stores, and implementing reduced hours and dedicated shopping times for seniors and customers with chronic health conditions.