Bowery Whole Foods implements 50-person limit amid coronavirus

Kimberly Dole
March 25, 2020 - 1:14 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) --  The Whole Foods located at Bowery and East Houston Street began implementing a 50-shopper maximum amid the coronavirus outbreak according to reports.

Customers were able to peruse the aisles after waiting in a line that stretched down the block.

A rep confirmed that stores and facilities had begun "operating under social distancing guidelines," but didn’t confirm that the 50-shopper limit had been implemented at all New York City stores.

According to a Whole Foods spokesman, stores are working on installing spacing guidelines for queues that form outside and at the register in order to help with social distancing, the New York Post reports.

Last week, Whole Foods across the nation began opening one hour earlier  to allow shoppers 60 and older to shop while limiting their risk of exposure.