Today I shopped for running shoes at Big Peach in Midtown. It was my first visit to a retail establishment since mid-March. Because of my age, I am in the group more vulnerable to COVID-19. I was very pleased to see the safety measures in use at the midtown store. There was a sign to wait at the door until greeted by an employee. There were two employees (both wearing masks) who were helping other customers when I arrived but I only had to wait a few minutes. The benches for trying on shoes were well spaced. The employee fitting me (sorry I didn’t get her name) sat on a stool at a proper distance and slid shoes that they felt met my needs to me for trying. At checkout, there was a mark on the floor where the customer should stand. After the sale was entered, the employee moved away from the register and asked me to insert my card in the reader. She then placed my purchase in a bag and placed it on the counter. I was able to comfortably social distance. My only disappointment was that of the about 5 to 6 customers, 2 were not wearing masks.
I will definitely share my positive experience with other runners.