Salvation Army to reopen family stores May 12 with new guidelines

Posted at 2:06 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 14:06:50-04

CLEVELAND — The Salvation Army said it is planning on opening up its family store locations next week when Gov. Mike DeWine lets retail operations resume on May 12.

The stores will reopen with additional guidelines in place, according to the Salvation Army. The guidelines are as follows:

  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday thru Saturday 10am to 5pm
  • Customers are being asked to wear face masks inside in the stores
  • Employees will be wearing masks and gloves
  • No more than 2 customers per 1,000 sq. ft.
  • Proper social distancing must be maintained throughout the store
  • Hand sanitation stations will be available in the store

“We are grateful to Governor DeWine for allowing retail businesses to re-open. While it won’t be back to business as usual, our doors will be open with some new guidelines in place,” stated Major Van Wirth, administrator of The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers in Cleveland. “In developing these new guidelines, our priorities were the safety, health, and wellness of all those in our store locations. Our Family Stores are a critical part of our organization, however ensuring the protection of our customers and employees, was equally as important as we determined our reopening plan.”

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