Harris Teeter will limit the number of customers to 50% of building code capacity starting April 8 to further support physical distancing in its stores.
Store associates will monitor the number of customers to ensure the capacity limit is maintained, the company exmplained in a press release.
The capacity limit is in addition to measures Harris Teeter has already established to promote physical distancing, including the installation of plexiglass protective shields at check stands, customer service and pharmacy counters, floor decals at checkout and signage throughout the store.
On March 15, Harris Teeter began closing its doors to shoppers at 9 p.m.
The chain says that the closures are being implemented "to focus on cleaning, replenishment and the well-being of our valued associates."