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What to expect: Store policies for masks, gloves, social distancing, cleaning

Posted July 11, 2020 12:00 a.m. EDT
Updated July 21, 2020 11:16 a.m. EDT

Wondering how grocery and retail stores in the area are keeping you and their employees safe?

Check out these corporate policies regarding masks, gloves, plexiglass barriers, social distancing, cleaning and more for grocery stores, drug stores, big box stores and department stores.

In addition, grocery stores are not offering sampling or inside seating for dining at this time. Many stores have also suspended their return polices and will begin taking returns at a later date. Dressing rooms are closed in most clothing stores, as well.

North Carolina Statewide Mask Mandate

As of June 26 at 5 p.m., face coverings are now required for customers and employees of open businesses, including restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, salons and other retail businesses. They are also required for those using public transportation, in any long-term care and child care facilities, in state government, on construction sites, at meat and poultry processing plants and in farm settings where multiple workers are close together. Face coverings are also recommended for use outdoors when people cannot maintain 6 feet of distance.

There are exceptions to the face covering requirement including medical reasons, under age 11, eating or drinking, strenuously exercising, working at home, in a personal vehicle and more. See additional exceptions here.

Businesses that do not enforce the face covering requirement for employees or customers can be cited. Individual workers or customers will not be cited by law enforcement if they are not wearing a face covering.

If a business denies entry to an employee or customer because they are not wearing a face covering and that person insists on being able to enter, the person may be cited for trespassing.

The mask mandate continues until August 7.

Capacity Limits: As of May 22, 2020, North Carolina moved in to Phase 2 of the reopening of the state. On July 14, 2020, Phase 2 was extended until August 7, 2020 due to increasing COVID-19 numbers. During this phase, grocery and retail stores have capacity limits. Restaurants can reopen dining rooms but at 50% capacity or no more than 12 customers per 1,000 square feet. Tables need to be 6 feet apart and customers sitting at counters should be spaced at least 6 feet apart. Restaurant employees should also wear face coverings any time they will be within 6 feet of another person.

Retail stores must limit customers to 50% of capacity with no more than 12 customers per 1,000 square feet. This means that customers may have to wait outside in a line to get in to some locations that have reached capacity. If you bring a number of people to a store with you, you may have to wait even longer to get in until multiple people leave and capacity opens up for the amount of people in your group.

See all the details regarding Phase 2 HERE.

Aldi

Masks: Starting July 27, 2020, ALDI shoppers will be required to wear face masks or face coverings. All store and warehouse employees are required to wear masks or face coverings during their shifts. The store is providing masks to employees but they can also bring a face covering from home as long as it meets CDC guidelines. Partners that work in or enter their facilities are also asked to wear masks.

Social Distancing: Store occupancy limits have been instituted. Signage, floor decals and one-way aisles have been added to support social distancing.

Cleaning: Carts are cleaned and sanitized between all customers at most locations. As of early June, some ALDI locations are no longer cleaning carts for customers. There is a cart cleaning station available for customers to use when they get their cart. At these stores, a quarter is once again required to rent the cart. The quarter will be returned when customers bring the cart back to the cart station.

Checkout Barriers: Temporary protective barriers have been installed at checkout to protect both employees and customers.

Health Screenings: The company is conducting health screenings for all employees.

See the details on their website.

Carlie C's

Masks: They are encouraging employees to wear masks or face coverings and are making them available.

Social Distancing: Store occupancy limits have been instituted per the state mandates. They have social distancing stickers on the floor.

Cleaning: Carts are being cleaned by employees.

Checkout Barriers: Temporary protective barriers have been installed at checkout to protect both employees and customers.

Health Screenings: The company is checking temperatures.

See updated information on their Facebook page.

CVS

Masks: CVS stores will begin requiring masks for all customers on July 20, 2020. .All store employees are required to wear masks or face coverings and gloves during their shifts.

Social Distancing: Store occupancy limits have been instituted. Signage and floor markers remind you to maintain proper 6 foot social distance.

Cleaning: Offering disinfectant wipe stations to wipe down your cart or basket. They are regularly cleaning hard surfaces and frequently handled items.

Checkout Barriers: They have installed protective panels at checkout and pharmacy counters and are requiring fewer signatures on the PIN pads.

Minute Clinic: The CVS MinuteClinic is not accepting walk‐in patients. Patients must make an appointment online on the MinuteClinic website or with the CVS Pharmacy app.

See the details on their website.

Dollar General

Masks: They are providing gloves and face masks (both disposable and reusable/fabric) to employees who choose (or are required by local governments) to wear them. They can wear their own facial coverings as well.

Social Distancing: Every store has implemented social distancing measures to help employees and customers stay six feet apart near checkouts.

Cleaning: They are providing additional hand sanitizer to stores for employee and customer use.​

Checkout Barriers: They are continuing to install sneeze guards in all stores.

See the details on their website.

Food Lion

Masks: They are providing gloves and face masks (both disposable and reusable/fabric) to employees who choose (or are required by local governments) to wear them. They can wear their own facial coverings as well.

Social Distancing: They have placed signage in stores to remind customers and employees to maintain a 6-foot distance from others. They have removed hand baskets and small carts from stores and ask customers use the large carts to shop. Keeping two cart lengths apart equates to approximately 6 feet, according to their website.

Cleaning: Employees are regularly disinfecting high-touch areas in stores. They are working to ensure sanitizing wipes are available in stores and encourage customers to use them. employees have been given guidance to wipe down carts before customer use if wipes are not available.

Checkout Barriers: Food Lion has installed plexiglass guards at registers, customer service counters, and pharmacy counters.

See the details on their website.

Harris Teeter

Masks: Starting July 22, 2020, Harris Teeter will require all shoppers to wear a mask or face covering in their stores. For those shoppers who are unable to wear a mask, Harris Teeter suggests a face shield or facial covering or customers can use the pick-up or delivery options. See the details of the face mask policy HERE. Harris Teeter employees at stores, distribution centers and facilities are required to wear masks or other face coverings at work. The company will provide employees with a face covering or they can provide their own.

Social Distancing: Stores are limiting the number of customers to 50% of building code capacity. They are asking customers to maintain a distance of at least six feet to protect everyone. At checkout, look for the "Stand Here" floor decals to maintain social distancing.

Cleaning: According to their website, employees are cleaning commonly used areas more often, including cashier stations, self-checkouts, credit card terminals, and food service counters, and cleaning shelves when restocking products. They are also adding extra hand sanitizer at cashier stations, food service counters, and all Pharmacy, and Starbucks locations, wiping down shopping carts, baskets and equipment and continuing to provide customers with free disinfectant wipes to sanitize shopping carts or baskets.

Checkout Barriers: They have installed protective shields at check stands, Customer Service and Pharmacy counters.

Reusable Bags: Customers who bring in their own reusable bags will need to bag their own purchases.

Health Screenings: As of May 6, Harris Teeter is checking the temperature of every associate and asking health screening questions at the beginning of each shift, according to their website.

See the details on their website.

Lidl

Masks and Gloves: Disposable protective gloves are available to all employees. According to their website, "Lidl currently makes five pairs available to each employee on each shift. We are actively sourcing protective masks for use by our teams on each shift."

Social Distancing: They are temporarily limiting the amount of customers in stores at the same time to approximately 5 customers per 1,000 square feet unless there is a different local mandate. In addition, signage has been installed in their stores regarding the importance of social distancing and they have placed indicators on the floors signaling how customers should always maintain their distance from others.

Cleaning: Lidl has enhanced their daily cleaning and sanitization regimen.

Checkout Barriers: Protective barriers are being installed at all Lidl checkout lanes and they are encouraging customers to use contactless payment during checkout.

Health Screenings: Lidl is taking the temperatures of all store and warehouse employees before each shift.

See the details on their website.

Lowes Foods

Masks: Employees are required to wear masks and they are asking customers to wear them as well.

Social Distancing: Stores have implemented social distancing measures to help employees and customers stay six feet apart near checkouts.

Cleaning: They are wiping down hard surfaces more frequently and offer sanitation wipes at the front of the store so customers can wipe down their carts.

Checkout Barriers: Most stores have checkout barriers installed.

See the details on their website.

Publix

Masks: Publix is requiring customers to use facial coverings over their noses and mouths while inside any Publix store starting July 21, 2020. Employees are required to wear face coverings. Employees in positions who are not normally required to wear gloves may voluntarily wear them, if they can safely perform their job duties. Publix is providing face coverings for all associates and gloves for select associates, while inventory is available, according to their website.

Social Distancing: Publix has posted in-store signage and appropriate spacing reminders at registers. They are making public address announcements regarding social distancing and they have added one-way directional markings to their store aisles. Store managers can limit customer capacity if their store is not able to support social distancing, in addition to complying with local mandates.

Cleaning: According to their website, "All stores will have an associate at a station with sanitizer and cloths to wipe down carts during store hours. Publix is following the CDC guidance for cleaning, sanitation, and disinfection including increased focus on high-touch surfaces. Throughout each day, there is an associate responsible for cleaning pin pads. In many areas, we already have a heightened disinfection response program that includes our restrooms."

Checkout Barriers: Publix has installed plexiglass partitions in checkout areas, customer service and pharmacies. They also offer contactless payment options.

See the details on their website.

Sprouts

Masks: All store team members must wear gloves and masks during their shifts.

Social Distancing: Sprouts stores have floor markers at register lines indicating six feet of space between shoppers. ​​​​​​ Store managers will limit the number of customers to prevent crowding.

Cleaning: Sprouts is cleaning more frequently, especially in high touch areas such as service counters, restrooms, carts and checkout lanes.

Checkout Barriers: Stores have plexiglass register barriers.

See the details on their website.

Target

Masks: Target's mandatory face mask policy begins Aug. 1, 2020. Target is requiring employees to wear masks or face coverings when working and they are providing the masks.

Social Distancing: They are asking customers to observe social distancing and remain six feet apart while entering and shopping in stores. Front of store and floor signage have been posted regarding social distancing. Employees are making sure customers wait in line at an appropriate distance while they wait in line for a register. They are making announcements reminding customers about social distancing.

Cleaning: Stores have an employee stationed at each store entrance clean carts and baskets. They are cleaning checkout lanes after each customer and they are rotating the use of registers to allow for deep cleaning.

Checkout Barriers: Plexiglass partitions have been installed at registers at the front of stores, at electronics, service desks, CVS Pharmacy and Target Optical.

Health Screenings: According to their website, Target stores are "providing all team members with a health checklist to track and monitor for any signs or symptoms of illness before coming to work. For any U.S.-based team member without a thermometer, we are providing them for free. ​​​​​​"

Reusable Bags: Customers who bring in their own reusable bags will need to bag their own purchases.

See the details on their website.

The Fresh Market

Masks: The Fresh Market is requiring employees and customers to wear face coverings in the store. They are providing gloves for all cashiers (in addition to providing them for employees who already wear gloves for food preparation).

Social Distancing: The stores have posted social distancing guidelines and are limiting the number of shoppers allowed in the store at the same time.

Cleaning: According to their website, they are continuing "enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols throughout our stores, including designating team members to routinely disinfect high touch point areas."

Checkout Barriers: They have installed plexiglass shields at the checkout lane and offer contactless credit card payment.

Reusable Bags: Customers who bring in their own reusable bags will need to bag their own purchases.

See the details on their website.

Trader Joe's

Masks: They are providing face masks to employees and asking that they use them for their own protection and the protection of everyone else. They are also providing employees with gloves if they want to use them.

Social Distancing: According to their website, Trader Joe's is implementing numerous social distancing measures including "limiting the number of people in our stores; monitoring and marking the distance between customers waiting in line outside and at checkout; having every other register open (and alternating open registers for regular cleanings); suspending the use of reusable bags for bagging groceries inside the store; and paying careful attention to what is happening throughout the store, continuing to remind and encourage our customers and Crew Members to practice social distancing."

Cleaning: They have increased the frequency of cleanings, paying close attention to high touch areas such as restrooms, register areas, grocery carts and hand baskets.

Checkout Barriers: They have installed temporary plexiglass barriers at registers.

Health Screenings: Stores are conducting Crew Member Wellness Checks with all Crew Members before each shift.

See the details on their website.

Walgreens

Masks: Walgreens is requiring employees in stores to wear face covers. According to their website, "customers are asked to wear face covers before entering the store except where doing so would inhibit the individual’s health or where the individual is under two years of age. We are instituting new front door signage instructing customers of the face cover requirement. Walgreens encourages customers to wear face coverings but out of concern for employees’ safety, advises against confronting customers about the policy or trying to keep them from entering stores. "

Social Distancing: Stores have social distancing lines, with decals and signage that begin 6 feet away from checkout and pharmacy counters, and is marked in 6-foot increments to indicate where customers should stand.

Cleaning: Walgreens is in the process of providing cart and basket wipes in all stores. They are also increasing the frequency of daily cleaning procedures including cleaning high-traffic areas counter tops and point-of-sale terminals.

Checkout Barriers: They have been installing temporary plexiglass barriers at registers in all stores.

Health Screenings:

Offering additional products at the drive-thru: According to their website, "More than 60 front-end products are currently available for purchase at drive-thru, including household essentials chosen specifically to support the needs of customers and communities during the pandemic. These additional products include cleaning supplies and sanitizers, cough/cold, pain/fever and immunity support, select grocery items, infant formula/adult nutrition, medical supplies/first aid and paper goods.

See the details on their website.

Walmart

Masks: Walmart will be requiring all customers to wear a face covering starting July 20, 2020. Employees are required to wear masks or other face coverings at work including employees in stores, clubs, distribution and fulfillment centers, as well as in their corporate offices.

Social Distancing: According to their website, most stores are "using a single, clearly designated entrance and another clearly designated exit at each store to help maintain social distancing and lessen the instances of people closely passing each other." They are also limiting the number of people in a store at once to allow no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet at a given time, which is approx. 20 percent of a store’s capacity. In addition, they have placed floor decals at both the entrances and checkouts to help customers maintain proper social distancing.

Cleaning: They are assigning employees in every store to clean high-traffic, high-touch areas, like checkouts and shopping carts.

Checkout Barriers: Walmart is installing sneeze guards in their pharmacy and register lanes.

See the details on their website.

Wegmans

Masks: Wegmans is providing masks for employees. and according to their website, "Customers are required to wear a face covering while shopping in our stores in accordance with any local or state mandates."

Social Distancing: They are asking all customers to stay “a cart apart,” roughly six feet from other shoppers and employees. In addition, they have placed visual indicators throughout the store. Wegmans stores are operating at 15-20% of their maximum occupancy.

Cleaning: Wegmans has added more hand sanitizer stations, implemented deep cleaning procedures (with added sanitation of high-contact touch points), instituted new cashier guidelines for register cleaning and sanitation.

Checkout Barriers: Plexiglass shields are being installed in their pharmacies and front-end registers.

Health Screenings: Wegmans is requiring employees to go through a wellness check before the start of each shift.

See the details on their website.

Whole Foods

Masks: Employees, Prime Now Shoppers and third-party workers are required to wear face masks while working. Employees are also offered gloves. According to their website, Whole Foods is "requesting that all customers wear masks while shopping in our stores to protect the health and safety of our team members and communities. Whole Foods Market will be providing face masks at the entrance of all stores for customers who do not have their own face covering."

Social Distancing: Stores are limiting the capacity of customers based on store size and installed spacing guidelines for lines throughout the store,​​​​​​ and outside of the store.

Cleaning: They have implemented "enhanced daily cleanliness and sanitation protocols across all stores and facilities, on top of our standard stringent protocols." They have dedicated team members who are disinfecting every shopping cart and credit card reader between customers.​​​​​​​ In addition, they have increased the number of hand sanitizer stations available for use by shoppers and employees.

Checkout Barriers: Stores have installed plexiglass barriers to protect customers and employees.

Health Screenings: They have implemented mandatory daily temperature check screenings for employees and Prime Now Shoppers in all stores and facilities in the U.S.​​​​​​​

See the details on their website.

Warehouse Clubs

BJ's Wholesale Club

Masks: They are encouraging customers to wear face coverings when they shop in store, if they are able to do so. Their website indicates that "BJ’s will begin to make masks and gloves available, as supplies permit, to team members who want to wear them. BJ’s will provide high-quality masks. "

Social Distancing: BJ's is posting signage in the store, putting markers at checkout, dedicating employees to ensure members wait in line at an appropriate distance and making overhead audio announcements about social distancing. They are also limiting the number of customers in stores based on store size. Food sampling has been temporarily stopped. BJ's is not taking paper coupons at this time but the BJ’s coupons in the BJ’s Savings Book are now available to as digital coupons.

Cleaning: Have implemented enhanced and more frequent cleaning procedures for high-traffic surfaces like shopping cart handles, bathrooms, checkout lanes and touchscreens. They have also provided additional sanitization supplies in all clubs for customers and employees.

Health Screenings: On April 3, BJ's indicated they are beginning to check the temperatures of team members as they report to work in all locations.

See the details on their website.

Costco

Masks: According to their website, "all Costco members and guests must wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times while at Costco. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 2 or to individuals who are unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition."

Social Distancing: They are asking customers to use social distancing guidelines while shopping and allow at least 6 feet of space between each person. There will be limited or no service at certain departments including the Hearing Aid department, Costco Optical, the floral department and the jewelry department.

Cleaning: Costco is allowing customers to use their own reusable shopping bags, but you will need to pack the bags yourself.

Checkout Barriers: They are placing mobile and fixed sneeze-guard barriers at the membership desk, checkout lanes and exits.

Health Screenings: They are checking the temperatures of employees when they report to work.

See the details on their website.

Sam's Club

Masks: Sam's Club will be requiring all customers to wear a face covering starting July 20, 2020. They are requiring that employees wear masks or other face coverings at work.

Social Distancing: They are providing visual markers to support the 6 foot social distancing guidance. They are also encouraging members to have no more than two people per membership enter the club at one time. They are also limiting occupancy at stores.

Cleaning: They are making shopping cart cleaning more efficient so they can provide sanitized shopping carts to customers.

Checkout Barriers: They have plexiglass barriers at checkout.

Health Screenings: They are taking the temperatures of employees when they report to work.

See the details on their website.

Department Store Safety Policies

Following are the safety measures in place for department stores that are already open in the Triangle or that will be opening this week. As additional department stores open in the area and announce their safety measures, we will add them to the list.

Belk

Most Belk stores in the Triangle are now open from 12 pm - 6 pm each day. The store located in Durham, NC will open Wednesday, May 13 due to their local ordinance.

Masks: We have reached out to Belk and are currently waiting on their policy regarding face masks/coverings and barriers at registers.

Social Distancing: Belk stores are limiting the number of people in stores at the same time. Fitting rooms are closed at this time. Most locations are also offering Curbside Pickup. Customers can place an order on the Belk website or mobile app and then pick up their order at no additional charge from 12 pm to 5 pm each day. As long as orders are places by 1 pm, they can usually be picked up on the same day.

Best Buy

Best Buy is offering scheduled consultations at select area stores. According to their website, "You can now schedule an in-store consultation online, by phone, chat or at the front of the store. At your scheduled time, we’ll pair you with a Best Buy team member. Please wear a face mask or covering before entering. We’ll ask you how you feel, and if you have concerns, we’ll encourage you to reschedule. All our employees are following multiple safety guidelines, including wellness checks, personal protective equipment, and social distancing." See the details at bestbuy.com.

Masks: Best Buy employees are wearing masks and gloves​​​​​​​. They are asking customers to wear a face mask or face covering that covers their nose and mouth during the consultation. If customers do not have their own face covering, Best Buy will provide one for them to use while in the store.​​​​​​​

Social Distancing: To maintain social distancing and limit capacity in stores, they are allowing customers in the store by consultation appointment only. If you need help carrying or loading large or heavy products into your vehicle, they will help you but you will be required to open your door, trunk or tailgate so the Best Buy employee does not touch your vehicle.

Cleaning: PIN/signature pads are cleaned before and after each interaction,

Checkout Barriers: Best Buy has installed acrylic shields at all cash registers.

Health Screenings: They are performing employee health checks before every shift.

See the details on their website.

GAP

According to their website, GAP stores will begin opening in the Triangle on Saturday, May 16.

Masks: They are giving employees high-quality, reusable face masks to wear during their shifts. Customers are encouraged to wear a face covering while shopping.

Social Distancing: Signs are being posted throughout the store encouraging customers to observe social distancing guidelines. Fitting rooms are temporarily closed.

Cleaning: Stores are implementing rigorous cleaning routines and providing hand sanitizer stations at the front doors and cash wraps. They are temporarily closing restrooms.

Checkout Barriers: Plexiglass health guard partitions are being installed in front of registers and for mobile payments.​​​​​​​

Health Screenings: Employees are being given a health checklist to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms before going to work.

Returns: For Gap, Gap Factory, Banana Republic, BR Factory, and Old Navy purchases made between January 1 and April 30, 2020, they have extended the return window to July 1, 2020. Returns will be quarantined for 24 hours before being put back on the sales floor​.

See the details on their website.

Hamrick's

Hamrick's stores are now open in the Triangle. They will be allowing no more than 50% occupancy rate. See the details on their Facebook page.

Masks: Employees will be wearing masks and the company requests that customers do the same.

Social Distancing: They are asking everyone to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Stores will limit capacity to no more than 50% of occupancy allowed.

Checkout Barriers: Hamrick's stores do not have barriers.

Returns: According ro a company response on their Facebook page, they are taking returns.

See the details on their Facebook page.

HomeGoods

HomeGoods stores are now open in the Triangle. Layaway is closed except for pickups and cancellations. See the details and the list of open stores on their website.

Masks: Masks are mandatory for employees and the company is providing masks and gloves available for all employees. According to the HomeGoods website,​​​​​​​ "customers are expected to wear a face covering while in our stores."

Social Distancing: HomeGoods may limit the number of shoppers allowed in the store at any one time. They are asking customers to leave 6 feet between themselves and others while shopping and in the check-out line.

Cleaning: They are performing enhanced cleaning throughout their stores, including shopping carts, as well as distribution and online fulfillment centers.

Checkout Barriers: They are installing protective shields at cash registers.

Returns: Merchandise purchased in-store between 2/14/20 and 3/19/20 can be returned to any HomeGoods store within 30 days after the store reopens.

See the details on their website.

Marshalls

Marshalls stores are now open in the Triangle. Layaway is closed except for pickups and cancellations.

Masks: Masks are mandatory for employees and the company is providing masks and gloves available for all employees. According to the Marshalls website,​​​​​​​ "customers are expected to wear a face covering while in our stores."

Social Distancing: Marshalls may limit the number of shoppers allowed in the store at any one time. They are asking customers to leave 6 feet between themselves and others while shopping and in the check-out line. Dressing rooms are temporarily closed but you take home purchases, try them on and then return any you do not want to keep within 30 days of purchase.

Cleaning: They are performing enhanced cleaning throughout their stores, including shopping carts, as well as distribution and online fulfillment centers.

Checkout Barriers: They are installing protective shields at cash registers.

Returns: Merchandise purchased in-store between 2/14/20 and 3/19/20 can be returned to any Marshalls store within 30 days after the store reopens.

See the details on their website.

Old Navy

According to their website, most Old Navy stores in the Triangle will begin opening in the Triangle on Saturday, May 16. See the Old Navy locations and their specific opening dates and hours on the Old Navy website HERE.

Masks: They are giving employees high-quality, reusable face masks to wear during their shifts. Customers are encouraged to wear a face covering while shopping.

Social Distancing: Signs are being posted throughout the store encouraging customers to observe social distancing guidelines. Fitting rooms are temporarily closed.

Cleaning: Stores are implementing rigorous cleaning routines and providing hand sanitizer stations at the front doors and cash wraps. They are temporarily closing restrooms.

Checkout Barriers: Plexiglass health guard partitions are being installed in front of registers and for mobile payments.​​​​​​​

Health Screenings: Employees are being given a health checklist to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms before going to work.

Returns: For Gap, Gap Factory, Banana Republic, BR Factory, and Old Navy purchases made between January 1 and April 30, 2020, they have extended the return window to July 1, 2020. Returns will be quarantined for 24 hours before being put back on the sales floor​.

See the details on their website.

T.J. Maxx

T.J. Maxx stores are now open in the Triangle.. Layaway will be closed except for pickups and cancellations. See the details and the list of open stores on their website.

Masks: Masks are mandatory for employees and the company is providing masks and gloves available for all employees. According to the T.J. Maxx​​​​​​​ website,​​​​​​​ "customers are expected to wear a face covering while in our stores."

Social Distancing: T.J. Maxx​​​​​​​ may limit the number of shoppers allowed in the store at any one time. They are asking customers to leave 6 feet between themselves and others while shopping and in the check-out line. Dressing rooms are temporarily closed but you take home purchases, try them on and then return any you do not want to keep within 30 days of purchase.

Cleaning: They are performing enhanced cleaning throughout their stores, including shopping carts, as well as distribution and online fulfillment centers.

Checkout Barriers: They are installing protective shields at cash registers.

Returns: Merchandise purchased in-store between 2/14/20 and 3/19/20 can be returned to any T.J. Maxx store within 30 days after the store reopens.

See the details on their website.

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