Walmart line

walmart line

Ken Kellar

Shopping restrictions, physical distancing measures and the impending Easter weekend shut down led to a sizeable line-up outside Walmart in Fort Frances this morning. The store, like many others in the district, has implemented a number of safety measures regarding COVID-19, including limiting the number of customers in the store at any time, marking out distances that shoppers should follow to observe physical distancing guidelines, as well as reducing their hours. Additionally, the provincial government declared yesterday that grocery stores and pharmacies would be closed for Good Friday and Easter Sunday in order to provide a break for front-line retail workers. Similar line-ups were reported at Safeway.