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Some Trader Joe's stores in metro Atlanta limiting access

One store manager indicated it was to help ensure social distancing for their customers.

ATLANTA — According to managers at some metro Atlanta area Trader Joe's stores, the company has passed down a new rule allowing them to limit the number of customers inside each store at any point in time.

The Buckhead location, on Peachtree Road, on Sunday, instituted a rule only permitting 35 people inside the store at any given point in time.

When one person leaves the store, another person is permitted to enter.

The manager of the store told 11Alive that the policy was a company-wide policy enacted by Trader Joe's.

The Marietta Trader Joe's location told 11Alive that they were not aware of any sort of policy regarding limits on the number of people inside their stores.

An 11Alive producer visiting a Trader Joe's store in Midtown said she was told a worker there told her to only touch items she intended to purchase.

A third location told 11Alive that they were only allowing 35-to-40 people inside at any given point.

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That manager said the policy allows individual stores to limit access within their locations based on the layout of the individual stores. 

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