Shoppers at Belk will have to plan their trips accordingly.
The department store company, which operates nearly 300 stores in 16 Southern states, has reopened its doors in South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Florida, Texas, Alabama, and Mississippi. Its stores in North Carolina will open on May 11.
All stores have reduced operating hours, open from 12-6 p.m. And in moves similar to other retailers, Belk is limiting the number of people shopping inside at one time to ensure social distancing standards are observed. Also, fitting rooms will remain closed.
In addition to reopening stores, Belk launched curbside pickup at most locations, including all stores that will be open in May.
“As we reopen our doors, the health and safety of our customers and associates remains a top priority and we're implementing recommended precautions to help provide a safe shopping environment,” said Lisa Harper, CEO of Belk. “We look forward to returning to business and serving our customers in stores, online and with curbside contactless pick-up."