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Best Buy To Reopen 800 Stores In U.S, Bring Back 9,000 Employees

Best Buy will reopen more than 800 stores in the U.S. starting from Monday for customers to freely shop without appointments. But it will allow only a limited number of people inside the stores.

The electronics retailer said it continues to offer contactless curbside pickup and in-store consultations for those who prefer to shop that way.

To support the reopening, the company will bring back more than 9,000 of furloughed full- and part-time store employees as well as Geek Squad Agents, out of the about 51,000 furloughed employees that was announced in mid-April due to foot traffic closure in its stores.

The company will continue to enforce social distancing by limiting the number of customers inside the store to 25% of capacity that allows about 60 or more customers in a store depending on its size. If a store reaches the limit, stores will queue people in a line until they are able to shop, Best Buy said in a statement.

Stores also will have floor signage to help customers and employees maintain 6 feet of distance at all times.

Meanwhile, Best Buy will also begin resuming in-home consultations, which have all been conducted virtually since March. It will continue to offer virtual consultations for anyone who prefers that, the company said.

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