If you've been to any grocery store during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might have noticed those directional arrows on the floor of the aisles.

As annoying as they might be to follow, these arrows are important for proper social distancing protocol to ensure the safety of the customers. Yes, it might take some getting used to, but if you're someone like myself who goes up and down every aisle anyway, it's honestly not that bad. Just go with the flow and you should be fine.

However, as I was doing a little shopping today at the Fall River Market Basket location, I noticed that the arrows were gone and the crowd was walking past each every which way. It was a free-for-all, but with masks.

For those of you who feel as though it was too soon and that the arrows welcomed a safer environment, here's why you shouldn't panic.

I called over to the SouthCoast Marketplace Market Basket afterward, since it didn't dawn on me until after the fact and asked if this was permanent and if the arrows were gone for good.

"The floors are just being cleaned and sanitized, the arrows will be replaced shortly," a Market Basket representative explained to me. "This is only temporary."

Rest assured, the floor arrows are not gone forever but will be removed for the time being to ensure that the floor gets the proper cleaning it needs before applying the one-way aisles once again.

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