Some Walmarts are starting to implement a one person one cart policy, basically meaning that when you go shop, you shouldn't be taking anyone with you. Of course, someone CAN go with you, but they would have to use their own cart, which is just silly. Go alone.
Walmart in Peru, Illinois
As you can see, the policy also states that children under the age of 16 are not allowed in the store. This kinda makes sense since many kids do tend to just touch and grab items that never get purchased by the parents, and then later someone ends up touching those same items. Because a person can be infected with coronavirus and be asymptomatic, it's likely that many of these kids might be infected and not know it.
The main thing that sucks about this policy is that there are many single parents who don't have anyone to watch their kids while they go shop. The solution being thrown around is for a parent to make all purchases online and chose curbside pickup. That way, they don't need to enter the store. The problem that is likely to arise, however, is that with more people choosing this option, the longer it's probably going to take for someone to get your grocery shopping cart ready for pickup.
And what makes this curbside option even worse is that Walmart stores will now allow no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet at a given time, roughly 20 percent of a store's capacity. Once a store reaches its capacity, customers will be admitted inside on a “1-out-1-in” basis. That is going to lead to A LOT of people choosing to order online.
So start preparing for this because it's only a matter of time before many more stores (not just Walmarts) start implementing this policy. A policy that is likely to last for many weeks, if not months.