SCARBOROUGH – As essential businesses such as grocery stores remain open, Hannaford is taking more steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in its stores.
You may have seen the changes in stores late last week, Hannaford has installed plexiglass shields between customers and employees at cash registers to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“We are guided by a simple objective of keeping our customers and associates safe. We have high standards for our stores and exhaustive and thorough food safety practices,” Hannford Supermarkets spokesperson, Eric Blom, said in a statement.
In addition to the plexiglass barriers the store has posted signs prompting customers and employees to maintain a six-foot distance rule.
“We are putting in place practices on limiting potential contact during activities such as cash payments and identification checks, and we have implemented social distancing practices between associates and vendors during product delivery.
Hannford added that it will continue cleaning procedures throughout its stores as well.
“We conduct rigorous cleaning procedures throughout our store — from offering sanitizing wipes at our entryways, to keeping our bathrooms well-maintained, to regularly sanitizing PIN pads, grocery conveyor belts, and other high-touch points throughout the store,” Blom added.
The supermarket chain added that it will amend its policies as more information is made available by the Centers for Disease Control.