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Walmart and Target restrictions - trailer-t - 04-03-2020

This might get interesting. Customers limited by square footage of the shopping area of store.

https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/walmart-target-begin-regulating-store-entry-and-add-new-in-store-safety-measures/19041765/

I wonder if it will trigger big food lines and real Full carts?


RE: Walmart and Target restrictions - MotorVation - 04-03-2020

I heard about that earlier today. I'm boondocking near Kingman AZ right now and I had to resupply anyway so I went for it. I didn't go into Walmart because the parking lot was packed. I went to Safeway. They were out of a lot of stuff. Prices are ridiculous. Experienced EXTREME price gouging in one smoke shop where I went to buy tobacco and left empty handed. 

I don't see it getting better anytime soon, but in my opinion, grocery stores are hotspots for the spread of this virus. I'm glad Walmart's going to do something about it but it's going to suck.

I have to eat or I wouldn't subject myself to it. I've been trying to get a pickup slot at Wally World but I couldn't wait any longer. Plus, my laundry...never mind, I don't want to get into that. The laundromat I went to was clean. They had a girl wiping everything down


RE: Walmart and Target restrictions - trailer-t - 04-03-2020

I suspect that once there is a bottleneck and a line at Wal-Mart there will be a run on the local grocery stores
that won't be able to keep up if panic buying sets in. I agree the grocery stores are, or may be, a probable a toxic mess of virus
with all the traffic. I don't buy the 6 foot rule as being a totally safe distance.


RE: Walmart and Target restrictions - MotorVation - 04-03-2020

No one is paying any attention the 6 ft rule. There aren't many cases if any at all in Kingman, at least last time I checked. I've only been here for about 4 days so this is the first trip into town. Lots of tweakers. I mean LOTS. I've never seen anything like it anywhere. Seriously. It's gonna be really bad here when it hits.

Edited to add:
This area is frigging beautiful but it's like a Stephen King novel with the meth. It's a shame


RE: Walmart and Target restrictions - trailer-t - 04-03-2020

Yikes sounds bad already.


RE: Walmart and Target restrictions - maki2 - 04-03-2020

Strangely enough it sounds a whole lot worse in that area of Arizona than it is for grocery shopping in Seattle. There were a few customers when I went into the wholesale grocery store today. But everyone was very careful about distancing and a whole lot more polite to each other than last week.

Because I am at the workshop space for the next few months I do have a place to store the food service sized bag of rice and a fridge and a freezer to store meals I prepare ahead. I don't need to shop as frequently that way.


RE: Walmart and Target restrictions - MotorVation - 04-03-2020

Everyone was nice enough, but the Walmart in Parker AZ was a zoo and they were also out of a lot of things. From where I was camped at the time, it was 60 miles to get to it or 60 miles to the one in Lake Havasu. Hey, everything considered, I'm happy I'm still well and if not eating exactly what I'm used to, at least I'm eating


RE: Walmart and Target restrictions - bullfrog - 04-03-2020

It is expensive but maybe not so much now, and frozen but Swan's delivers to some really remote places. If you do not want contact it is one solution if you order online. Lots of times I have arranged to meet them at a location at a certain time.


RE: Walmart and Target restrictions - MrNoodly - 04-03-2020

I was at a Walmart supercenter on Valencia, southwest Tucson area, Tuesday morning. It was probably less crowded than an average pre-virus day. About half the customers were wearing some type of mask. One guy had a Star Wars Fett helmet. About the only bunched up people were couples or parents and kids, all of whom had been in close proximity to each other all week anyway. The only precaution I detected was a crew wiping down carts and lining them up for customers rather than having them grab a random one from the usual stack. I was able to get decent brands of TP and paper towels. They were low on eggs. Cleaning products were gone. Canned foods were almost gone but plenty of fresh meat and produce. The bread shelf was slim pickings but there was lots of bread and other baked goods in the bakery area. No one seemed to be hoarding. Folks were doing their best to keep their distance in the checkout lines. There were 6-foot markers on the floors. Oh, and there were reduced hours signs at the entries.


RE: Walmart and Target restrictions - vandella - 04-04-2020

(04-03-2020, 08:57 PM)MotorVation Wrote:  No one is paying any attention the 6 ft rule. There aren't many cases if any at all in Kingman, at least last time I checked.

"... There are now four confirmed cases in the Kingman area, four in Lake Havasu City and two in Bullhead City... "

https://kdminer.com/news/2020/apr/03/mohave-county-records-ninth-tenth-cases-covid-19/