VIRGINIA - Barnes & Noble announced Friday that all its Virginia stores are re-opened to the public after being closed due to COVID-19.
The company says they will have a number of safety precautions in place for both customers and booksellers.
The safety measures customers will find in the Virginia locations include:
- Enhanced cleaning throughout the day
- Social distancing measures of at least six feet for customers and booksellers, including a limit to the number of customers at any one time, and in-store signage
- Protective barriers at registers to separate customers and booksellers
- Booksellers are always required to wear face masks
- All booksellers have temperature checks before shifts
- Designated spaces are marked for customers to deposit any books they have browsed, for these then to be taken out of circulation for sanitizing
- Cafés are limited to To-Go only service and BN Café App pickup
- Curbside delivery for Buy Online, Pick Up In Store orders
The company says they will not be holding in-store events but are hosting virtual events with authors and Storytime book readings available on their website and B&N’s social channels.
Barnes and Noble says they have taken this time to improve the assortment of books they stock as well as some of the book presentation.
You can find your local Virginia location on the store locator page.