Grocery stores are rolling out changes to accommodate customers and employees in this new world.
Wegmans announced a handful of new initiatives over the last several days that will impact employee and customer well-being moving forward.
First, the company announced that it would be limiting the number of people who could be inside a store at one time.
That change rolled out over the weekend and was met with mostly courteous shoppers who understood the change.
Second, the company is rolling out wellness checks, which will include managers asking employees a series of questions at the start of every shift.
Soon after temperature checks will be rolling out. Anyone exhibiting symptoms, or with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, will be asked to go home (with pay) and contact their medical provider.
Anyone who doesn’t have a doctor can take advantage of a telemedicine option for the care they need, according to Wegmans.
Tops on the other hand will not limit the number of customers inside stores, but will provide employees with masks.
They had previously installed plexiglass shields in front of cash registers.
“There is nothing more important to Tops than the health and safety of our associates, customers, vendors, and their respective families,” said Frank Curci, chairman and CEO for Tops Friendly Markets.