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Retail opens with restrictions

Retail opens with restrictions on Tuesday
Posted at 11:56 PM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 11:13:54-04

As shopping resumes on Tuesday, customers can expect to see changes.

Stores are expected to accommodate shoppers via appointment. Stores must only have 10 customers or less at any one time.

Shoppers can also expect to wear masks, use hand sanitizer and adhere to any social distancing markers.

The Michigan Retail Association says shoppers shouldn't be put off by the appointment-based strategy.

"Many retailers will be accepting walk ins, but you want to call ahead and make sure that you know what's going on," said Amy Drumm, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Michigan Retailers Association.

The association also asks that you only touch items if you plan to purchase them, if possible.

"This is a good opportunity. We've been waiting a long time for retailers to be able to open their doors, but you know, this isn't really enough. Up to 10 customers is a start, but we're hoping that will be up to a higher capacity soon so something more close to the grocery stores capacity so you can see 25% and then hopefully up to 50% and then back to normal," said Drumm.