Stan's Fit Your Feet gears up for safe reopen
MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Now that Gov. Tony Evers is allowing more non-essential businesses to reopen, business owners are gearing up to do just that.
Stan's Fit Your Feet shoe store owners were forced to close back in March, and since then they have relied on curbside pickup and online sales.
Since Gov. Evers' order to open more non-essential businesses he signed Monday, May 11, Stan's has been working on a plan to reopen safely.
They are only allowed five customers in the store at a time, per Gov. Evers' order.
The store has decided to put up plexiglass at the registers, require all employees and customers to wear face masks, and the ywill put all shoes that were tired on in quarantine in the stock room for 72 hours.
Stan's also purchased shoe zaps, which use UVC light to sanitize shoes and will measure customers' feet from a distance.
They say they have reached out to owners with similar business to get advice on reopening safely.
"Our friends across the country, it varies by state to see what people are doing, but some stores have opened in other states so it’s good to talk to our friends who have stores like ours to kind of see what’s working, what demand is like and what safety protocols are working for them,” said Stan’s Fit for Your Feet Director of Operations. Andy Sajdak.
Stan's Feet Your Feet was forced to lay off 60 employees, but Wednesday, May 13, they started bringing employees back and plan to gradually bring back more.