Target is implementing new safeguards in stores nationwide as part of efforts to ensure social distancing.

Target is now following in the footsteps of Costco who recently implemented new measures of allowing only two guests per membership to best adhere to social distancing guidelines. In a statement released by Target - beginning this Saturday, April 4, all Target stores across the nation will begin monitoring and limiting the number of shoppers allowed to enter its stores. These changes are part of the effort to reduce congestion among customers and store employees.

Target releases statement via Twitter:

The retail giant will also be placing designated waiting areas and social distancing markers for customers waiting to enter the store to keep track of how many shoppers are inside at one time. The occupant capacity will be determined by individual stores based on the store size.

According to Target, shoppers who use the retail stores delivery service Shipt, can also now get masks and gloves at stores across the U.S.