Target stores cleaning touchscreens, other surfaces at least every 30 minutes
Target Corp. is taking extra precautions to keep its stores clean in the wake of the coronavirus — including increasing its payroll.
In an open letter to customers posted on the discounter’s website, Target CEO Brian Cornell said that on top of its daily cleaning procedures, Target is adding hours to each store’s payroll to make its routines even more rigorous.
“This means more time will be spent cleaning our stores, including cleaning surfaces like checklanes and touchscreens at least every 30 minutes,” he noted. “Like many others, we’re taking guidance from the CDC, which recommends regular cleaning as one of the most important preventive measures we can take. And, out of an abundance of caution, we’ve temporarily stopped food sampling in our stores.”
The retailer also has started to limit the number of key items per purchase in an effort to allow more shoppers to get what they need. The Minneapolis StarTribune reported that Target posted signs in its stores during the past weekend that read:
“Due to high demand and to support all guests, we will be limiting the quantities of disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizers and hand & face wipes to six per guest.”
In his letter, Cornell said that Target is providing its associates with “up-to-the-moment guidance and information so they can keep themselves and their families safe.”
“We’re encouraging sick team members to stay home and asking our teams to travel only if it’s business-critical,” Cornell said. “And, to help support our team in real-time, we’ve set up a forum where we’re sharing information and taking questions 24/7.”