Gov. Roy Cooper said he's going to sign a new executive order later this week that will put more social distancing requirements on stores during the coronavirus outbreak.
The Governor praised stores like Trader Joe's that limit the amount of customers in the store at one time, requiring space between them. Shoppers we spoke with at the store and on social media say that’s not the case for every retail store.
Trader Joe’s allows people to buy essentials while preventing the spread ofcoronavirus. Employees use tape to keep shoppers six feet apart while waiting to enter the store and at checkout.
Cooper mentioned the possibilities of one-way aisles, which would avoid face-to-face contact, more plexiglass installations at checkout ad even limiting the amount of people inside based on maximum occupancy.
Cooper is expected to sign the executive order sometime this week, though the exact guidelines are not yet known.