5.11, Inc., a global innovator of purpose-built apparel, footwear and gear, has announced it is gradually reopening its United States-based retail stores in light of the easing of restrictions to fight COVID-19. Each of 5.11’s 66 company-owned stores will be opening on a case-by-case basis in accordance with all federal, state and local health and safety protocols.
Nearly all of 5.11’s retail stores have remained open throughout the COVID-19 lockdowns, but with limited operations serving first responders and other members of the country’s critical infrastructure, 5.11 said. Now that the stores are opening again to all customers, safety protocols put into place previously will be maintained. In addition several new measures including making hand sanitizer easily accessible for customers and employees, increasing cleaning throughout the store's high traffic touchpoints, adding plexiglass partitions at checkout areas, and marking areas on floors to ensure proper social distancing will be undertaken.
Continued health and safety precautions include:
* Conducting employee health screenings at the beginning of every shift
* Increasing cleaning and sanitization
* Providing face coverings for all employees
* Enforcing six feet or more of social distancing
* Limiting the number of employees and customers in the store at one time
* Maintaining reduced hours of store operations: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday
“Character is most often shown in the most difficult times,” said 5.11’s CEO, Francisco J. Morales. “My pride for the character of the 5.11 team has never been greater. We are honored to have been able to serve our frontline workers throughout the difficult past several weeks and are happy to be providing safe shopping environments for all consumers to enjoy once again. Our "always be ready" mantra has never had greater meaning, and we look forward to bringing our innovative, purpose-built products back to all of our retail patrons in the weeks ahead.”