The city of Greenwood’s social restrictions for COVID-19 are continuing to ease as more customers are allowed inside the city’s largest retail stores.

Walmart now allows up to 300 customers inside its store, and Greenwood Market Place, Save A Lot, Big Star and Dirt Cheap allow up to half of their capacities, Mayor Carolyn McAdams said Wednesday.

Previously no more than 125 were allowed in Greenwood Market Place, Save A Lot, Big Star and Dirt Cheap. Walmart was first limited to 150 people and then to 175.

The mayor’s decision to ease up on customer maximums for the city’s largest stores was made to follow Gov. Tate Reeves’ safer-at-home order, which allowed more businesses to reopen to customers.

An exception was made for Walmart to limit the store to no more than 300 customers, rather than half of its building capacity, due to the store’s larger size, McAdams said.

The mayor said she wanted to see what Reeves said about “the next phase of the reopening,” which would determine what action she takes next regarding Walmart.

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