Ross returns with guidelines; Retail Reopening update for Joplin stores

Joplin News First

Record number of shoppers in line as Joplin store reopens after being shuttered for 6 weeks

JOPLIN, Mo. — Well it might not be an essential business for some. But for others retail like Kohl’s, Ross, TJ Maxx, Northpark Mall, apply the well-known adage — “retail therapy” that gets many through their day.

According to Google, the average shopping time at Ross Joplin is 25 minutes.

UPDATE: Perhaps a record crowd appeared to the reopening of Ross in Joplin on Wednesday. Estimates were possibly 500-600 people showed up to shop. New shortened hours are 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. If there is a line at closing time. They will cut the line and then whomever is in the line will still be allowed to enter at the appropriate time and shop, even if it’s after 7:00 PM.

Joplin Police responded on Wednesday around 10:30 AM to the ROSS STORE due to complaints that people in line were blocking other business entrances. Officers told us they appeared to not be blocking other entrances.

The lines on the second day opening the line was significantly smaller. See our live! video here.

ROSS STORE SAFETY

  • New hours 10A-7P allowing store to be cleaned
  • Providing disinfectant wipes to sanitize carts
  • Providing sanitizer for Customers and Associates
  • Additional store cleaning and sanitizing
  • Encouraging all Ross Customers to wear a mask for everyone’s safety
  • Limiting the number of Customers in store at one time (Joplin, 69)
  • Encouraging social distancing
  • One-way shopping aisles
  • Providing contactless payment options
  • Hand sanitizer at checkout for customers
  • Providing personal protective equipment to our Associates
  • Plexiglass shields at registers

NOTE: If you are sick or think you are becoming ill please do not shop. CLICK HERE for recommendations from the CDC. Additionally masks are suggested and not required in public. Some retailers will ask that shoppers wear a mask. See each store in person for details. Stores change policy without notice.


RETAIL REOPENING AROUND JOPLIN (list)

1/2 of 1/2: Open now, hours unknown
AMERICAN EAGLE: MON-SAT 11a-7p, SUN 12p-6p
BATH & BODY WORKS: Unknown when reopening
BED BATH & BEYOND: Unknown when reopening
BUCKLE: MON-SAT 11a-7p, SUN 12p-6p
CHAMPS: MON-SAT 11a-7p, SUN 12p-6p
CHRISTOPHER & BANKS: MON-SAT 11a-4p, SUN 12p-6p
*CLAIRE’S: MON-SAT 11a-7p, SUN 12p-6p
DUNHAM’S SPORTS: 9a-9:30p
*H&M: MON-SAT 11a-7p, SUN 12p-6p
*ICING: MON-SAT 11a-7p, SUN 12p-6p
*JC PENNY: 12p-7p
JOANN’S: MON-SAT 11a-7p, SUN 12p-6p
JOURNEYS: MON-SAT 11a-7p, SUN 12p-6p
*JUSTICE: MON-SAT 11a-7p, SUN 12p-6p
*KIRKLANDS HOME: MON-SAT 11a-7p, SUN 11a-6p
KOHL’S: 11a-7p
LANE BRYANT: Unknown when reopening (poss. last week of month) 
LENS CRAFTERS: MON-SAT 11a-6p
MACY’S: MON-SAT 11a-7p, SUN 12p-6p
*MAURICES: MON-SAT 11a-7p, SUN 12p-6p
NORTHPARK MALL: MON-SAT 11a-7p, SUN 12p-6p Certain guidelines are set for indoors.
OLD NAVY: Unknown when reopening
PIER ONE: Unknown when reopening
*ROSS STORE: 10a-7p, limited capacity (Joplin, 69)
RUE 21: MON-SAT 11a-7p, SUN 12p-6p
SHOE DEPT. ENCORE: MON-SAT 11a-7p, SUN 12p-6p
TJ MAXX: No set day/time for opening. Insiders tell us Joplin must have their plexiglass separators installed. Rogers, Arkansas, opened last Saturday.
TUESDAY MORNING: 10a-6p
VICTORIA’S SECRET: Unknown when reopening
VINTAGE STOCK: 12p-8P

(*) DENOTES RECENT CHANGE

If you know of a change or a store that is opening at retail let us know! Email our Joplin News First reporter Shannon Becker (CLICK sbecker@KSN16.tv)

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