I did hear that too. Ie. Walmart needs to block off sections that are deemed non-essential. I suppose they’re targeting the loiterers and “window shoppers”. Get what you need and get out.
while I think some measures we see in Canada are a bit odd, I do believe that until people “feel” like things are different, they won’t change Behaviour. Closing all or parts of retail “sends a message” that the public understands.