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King Soopers to extend hours to limit customers in stores

Posted at 6:56 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 15:19:03-04

King Soopers announced beginning Monday, April 13, they will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. to help limit the amount of customers in their stores at one time.

With this change, they are also extending their senior hours from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

King Soopers also recently announced the adoption of customer capacity limits to further encourage physical distancing in stores.

Beginning April 7, the retailer will limit the number of customers to 50% of the international building code’s calculated capacity to allow for proper physical distancing in every store. For example, the standard building capacity for a grocery store is 1 person per 60 square feet.

Under King Soopers new reduced capacity limits, the number will be 1 person per 120 square feet.

The grocery store will begin to monitor the number of customers per square foot in its stores using its industry-leading QueVision technology, which already provides a count of the customers entering and exiting stores.

“King Soopers introduction of customer capacity limits is one more way we are doing our part to flatten the curve while operating as an essential business, providing our customers with access to fresh, affordable food and products,” said Steve Burnham, President of King Soopers. “During this national pandemic, we are committed to adopting preventive measures to help protect the safety and health of our associates, customers and communities.”

King Soopers has already asked associates to wear protective masks and gloves and have made the addition of plexiglass partitions and educational floor decals and airing of a healthy habits message via in-store radio. They have also temporarily waived fees for prescription delivery via mail or courier.

The store is also testing one-way aisles at stores to determine its effectiveness as a measure to further support physical distancing.