Meijer limiting number of customers in its stores as precautionary measure against coronavirus

Posted at 12:57 PM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 12:57:34-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Meijer announced a series of additional precautionary steps it is taking during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a news release from the retailer Saturday, Meijer is asking customers to limit the number of shoppers who visit its stores on each trip and it is planning to monitor the number of shoppers inside its stores.

“We continue to look for additional ways to ensure the safety of our customers and team members in the face of this difficult challenge,” Meijer president and CEO Rick Keyes said. “By working together, we can reduce the spread of this virus and help keep our communities safe.”

Meijer employees will also be subject to daily health screens and temperature checks when they arrive at stores for work.

The chain is installing plexiglass shields at all check lanes and pharmacies in its 248 supercenters and stores, along with signage and broadcast announcements regarding social distancing.

To decrease the number of customers at its stores, Meijer will also temporarily suspend weekly ad sales beginning the week of April 12.

Meijer previously suspended the use of of reusable bags at its stores unless they are used for its Shop & Scan program.