Target to start limiting customer numbers in stores, give staff masks and gloves

Posted at 9:44 AM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 12:44:50-04

Target Corp. on Sunday will start limiting the number of shoppers it allows in its stores to enhance social distancing as the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the nation, the company announced on Thursday.

The Minneapolis-based retailer also said it will provide disposable face masks and gloves to 350,000 store and distribution centers workers in the next two weeks, as well as to the "shoppers" Target employs through its Shipt same-day delivery operation.

The retailer has more more than 30 stores in the Phoenix area.

Once the chain starts monitoring and potentially limiting store traffic, the number of shoppers allowed into stores will depend on the store's size.

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