PHOTOS: TJX Stores Re-Opens in Shoppers World

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FRAMINGHAM – Customers were lined up outside for more than an hour awaiting the re-opening of TJ Maxx at Shoppers World in Framingham this morning, June 11.

The store opened at 10 a.m., after being closed since mid-March due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Retail stores were allowed to re-open under Phase II, but could not have more than 40% occupancy.

There were about 50 people in line when the store opened at 10 a.m. They cheered and clapped when the doors opened.

T.J. Maxx told those in line that the store would only allow a maximum of 130 individuals at a time in the retail store. All shoppers must wear a face covering.

Last month, TJX Companies said it planned to re-open most of its stores worldwide by the end of June.

TJX Companies is the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Sierra Trading Post and HomeSense at Shoppers World in Framingham and HomeGoods on Route 30.

The Company said in May it has put in place geographically recommended practices to help protect the health and well-being of its Associates and customers.

Globally, these include social distancing protocols, providing Associates access to personal protective equipment, and enhanced cleaning efforts. More specifically in the U.S. and Canada, these include:

  • Require usage of a face mask by store Associates while working.
  • Posted signage that the Company expects customers to wear a face covering when shopping its stores.
  • Providing Associates with face masks and gloves, and adding hand sanitation stations throughout stores for Associates and customers.
  • Implemented new cleaning regimens throughout the day, including enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces, such as PIN pads and shopping carts.
  • Installed protective shields at registers.

  • Added distancing markers in queue lines and outside stores as necessary.
  • Posted signage and providing in-store announcements on social distancing etiquette.
  • Require daily health screenings and temperature checks for all store Associates prior to and upon reporting to work.
  • Trained field organization on new health protocols prior to store reopenings.
  • Implemented new store occupancy limits, even where not required by regulations.
  • Temporarily closed fitting rooms in the U.S. and reduced fitting room occupancy by 50% in Canada.
  • Established new procedures for merchandise returns.

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