INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – You will now queue to enter certain stores during normal business hours.
Target, Meijer and Walmart place limits on the number of people allowed into stores at one time to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The majority of the people News 8 spoke to said it was a great idea: they said that fewer people in the store means fewer people to contact.
Some Walmart stores in Indianapolis have chained the path to the main entrance, channeling buyers so they can count the number of people entering and leaving.
“He’s gotten to this point right now,” said Martin Hunt. “It’s a little crazy. People are always grouped together, so it doesn’t make any difference. I don’t know. It’s just a little weird. It’s like it isn’t real for many people yet . “
Walmart’s limit is five buyers per 1,000 square feet. One woman said there were at least 100 people inside the store she visited on Saturday. And not all of them were a social distancing.
“Honestly, I think it’s going to be out of your control, out of our control, one of those kinds of transactions,” said Brian Jones.
In several Walmart stores in central Indiana, News 8 teams saw empty areas outside the stores without anyone waiting to enter.
“People are not going to do fun things like a roller coaster because of the lines,” said Ze’ev Hernandez. “Do you think they’re going to miss and go shopping?”
“The lines stop everyone,” said Sam Schwartz. “The lines are the last 40 years, honestly.”
But even beyond the limits of the rope and the store, the people concerned say that it is the other buyers who are responsible for slowing the spread.
“Some people don’t take this seriously,” said Doris Scott. “It’s a very dangerous game that people play. They have to keep it safe here. Whatever the governor says: if they say stay in the house, stay in the house. They protect us. This is the reason why they say to stay at home! Please stay in the house, folks! We don’t want to stay there for another 60 days, at home! Listen. Please! I love you. Be careful.”
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