Restructure aisles in stores for distancing

Updated 4/6/2020 5:15 PM

As you're aware, almost everybody is trying to be compliant with social distancing with a 6-foot radius around their environment.

With the current activity restrictions in place, one of the biggest places people congregate at this point are in grocery stores, hardware stores, etc.


I have gone through several grocery stores in the general area and find that if people are coming down the aisle toward each other, there is no way they can implement a 6-foot radius. Most aisles are 6-8 feet wide.

My suggestion is that they set up the aisles in a serpentine pattern like going into a movie theater or Disney World by making each aisle one-way. So that we would have to go up one aisle then make a U-turn and come back down the next one and so on.

All it would require is for the stores to put some tape arrows on the floor and a prominent notice at the front door.

Dennis Molloy

Lake Forest

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