During “normal times” we would wonder such odd questions. Many Americans use Memorial Day or Memorial weekend as a time to get caught up on lawn care and outdoor things. Sometimes this could be painting your outbuildings or freshening up your gardens. When you are thinking about going to Lowe’s you are thinking about home improvement projects that have needed to be done but you needed that extra day off to complete properly. Or it is finally nice out in your area to work outside. Some places don’t see warm weather until the end of May. Maybe you need to clean your car out inside and out or plant the garden. Most of the time we would just jump in the car and off to Lowe’s we would go. However, in these precedent times, that’s not always the case.
Now, for the first time in probably the opening of the Lowe’s Stores, you have to check for what your local Lowe’s is doing. In most areas that are considered an essential business and are open. However, that might not be the case in your area. You will probably have a good idea if you have been following the media in your area. Some places across the US are wide open and are just asking that people do social distancing. While other areas are strongly encouraging masks. So, you not only need to determine if Lowe’s is open in your area, but what the rules are.
Check with your local stores
Some areas are opening up essential and non-essential businesses but only allowing a certain number of people inside at one time. So, go prepared to stand outside for a bit, if this is the case in your area. To avoid this, try to pick up your supplies ahead of time and during non-peak hours like in the mornings or mid-day.
Every Lowe’s location has a map listing in Google maps, this is a great way for you to look up the hours of your local store. You can even go there and ask questions that other locals can answer for you. Or you can also call the store should you be needing the answer right away. Lowe’s offers curbside pick up on many of their items. This makes it very convenient for shoppers to avoid the store for the most part and get what they need. By taking advantage of this curbside pick up option, you are avoiding having to stand outside and wait, should you have restrictions in your area.
Some Lowe’s will do deliveries during this time as well. If you need an appliance, for example, you can order it online and have it delivered right to your door. This is a very handy service that allows you to stay inside and not have to deal with any of the public.
However, you visit your Lowe’s store during these times. Remember to be kind and follow any rules or guidelines they have posted at the store. What you might think is appropriate for you, others might not feel the same way. We are all in this together and kindness during this time goes a long way.