Shoppers pack stores for first time in months across Butler County

Shops, businesses open doors in Butler Co. for first time in weeks

BUTLER CO., Pa. — For the first time in nearly two months, retail stores are back open.

Employees have been prepping for weeks so everything is ready to go for shoppers.

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Overall, the employees who talked to Channel 11 said they are happy to be back and feel safe, but a few are a little nervous of exposure.

Casey Landy, the store manager at Rally House, said some employees at other locations aren’t returning to work yet because they are worried about COVID-19. He doesn't blame them but feels comfortable with the safety guidelines in place.

“There’s definitely a risk at play,” he said. “I do have a few risk people who live with me so that’s always very scary.”

Workers over at Sheila’s Home said they are usually hands-on with customers, so they have to adapt to the social distancing guidelines.

Several customers told Channel 11 they feel safe and comfortable shopping.

Many signs across stores in our region remind everyone to wear masks, and there are markers on the ground so customers know where to stand.

Employees also urge customers to follow social distancing and safety guidelines as well while they shop.

If you’re not ready to shop inside a store yet, several retailers are still offering curbside pickup and online shopping delivery.