5.11, a provider of purpose-built apparel and footwear, has announced that it is gradually reopening its US-based retail stores in light of the restriction lifts surrounding coronavirus (Covid-19). Each of 5.11’s 66 company-owned stores will be opening on a case-by-case basis in accordance with all federal, state and local health and safety protocols.
 
Nearly all of 5.11’s retail stores have remained open throughout the Covid-19 lockdowns, but with limited operations, serving first responders and other members of our country’s critical infrastructure. All safety protocols put into place previously will be maintained, with several additional efforts including making hand sanitiser easily accessible for customers and employees, increasing cleaning throughout of the store of high traffic touch points, adding plexiglass partitions at checkout areas, and marking areas on floors to ensure proper social distancing. 
 
Continued health and safety precautions include: conducting employee health screenings at the beginning of every shift; increasing cleaning and sanitisation; providing face coverings for all employees; limiting the number of employees and customers in the store at one time; and maintaining reduced hours of store operations: 10 am-6 pm Monday-Sunday.
 
“Character is most often shown in the most difficult times,” 5.11’s CEO, Francisco Morales, said in a press release. “My pride for the character of the 5.11 team has never been greater. We are honoured to have been able to serve our frontline workers throughout the difficult past several weeks and are happy to be providing safe shopping environments for all consumers to enjoy once again. Our Always Be Ready mantra has never had greater meaning, and we look forward to bringing our innovative, purpose-built products back to all of our retail patrons in the weeks ahead.”