The Kroger Family of Companies today announced the adoption of customer capacity limits to further encourage physical distancing in stores.
Beginning April 7, the retailer will begin to limit the number of customers to 50% of the international building code’s calculated capacity to allow for proper physical distancing in every store.
As an illustration, the standard building capacity for a grocery store is 1 person per 60 square feet.
Under Kroger’s new reduced capacity limits, the number will be 1 person per 120 square feet.
Kroger will begin to monitor the number of customers per square foot in its stores using its QueVision technology, which already provides a count of the customers entering and exiting stores.
You can see the full press release from Kroger here.