Best Buy to allow limited number of customers inside stores beginning Monday

Monday, Best Buy began allowing a limited number of customers inside its stores.

The company said customers won't need an appointment and will be able to safely and freely shop at a majority of stores. However, it will also continue to offer contactless curbside pickup and in-store consultations for those who prefer those methods.

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Employees will continue to enforce social distancing and customers will be limited to 25% capacity inside stores, which is about 60 customers at one time, depending on the size of each store, Best Buy said.

"Throughout the pandemic, nothing has been more important to us than the safety of our customers and employees," said Ray Sliva, president of retail. "We're now confident we can provide a safe experience for shoppers who want to visit our stores to browse, see tech products firsthand and get helpful advice from our Blue Shirts or Geek Squad Agents."

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The company also said it will bring back about 9,000 furloughed full-time and part-time employees to support the expanded store experience. The company announced furloughs for 51,000 workers back in April.