Walmart mandating one-way aisles starting in May

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CORRECTiON: An earlier version of this story misstated when the one-way aisles would begin. The national rollout begins in early May but some stores may be implementing it earlier.

(KLFY) – Walmart stores updated its response to the coronavirus pandemic by creating one-way aisles to encourage social distancing.

The single direction aisles are designed to increase social distancing, Walmart announced.

“One-way aisles are designed to increase social distancing and give customers more space on each aisle.”

The new measure starts Thursday at select Walmart stores across the country and will be implemented in all stores beginning in May.

New floor decals will be put in place to help indicate the correct traffic flow, Walmart announced.

Green ‘shop this way’ decals indicate you are traveling in the right direction.

Red, ‘do not shop this way’ decals indicate you are traveling in the wrong direction and must turn around.

Correction: Originally this story said the new measures start beginning Thursday. It should have read the beginning of May.

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