Best Buy Unveils Reopening Plans

Best Buy Unveils Reopening Plans

On June 15, the Richfield-headquartered retailer will reopen more than 800 locations nationwide and bring back more than 9,000 employees.

Best Buy Co. Inc. on June 15 will begin allowing customers inside its stores without an appointment.

The Richfield-based tech retailer, which closed its stores to customers in March, will continue to offer contactless curbside pickup. Best Buy also has resumed home deliveries, installations, and repairs with proper precautions. In-home consultations, which switched to virtual, will also start back up again.

“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,” said Ray Sliva, president of retail, in a press release.

The company next week will reopen more than 800 U.S. locations, allowing a limited capacity of 25 percent. This will be about 60 people, depending on the location.

In the reopening, the retailer will bring about 9,000 full- and part-time employees out of furlough. Employees will self-administer health assessments with temperature checks prior to each shift, and they’ll wear personal protective equipment like face masks.

Guests in the store are also asked to wear face masks, which Best Buy will provide to those who need them.

Acrylic shields, frequent sanitization, and socially distant floor markings are also among the precautions the company is taking.