Be Safe, Keep Social Distance While Grocery Shopping
While out grocery shopping keep yourself, other shoppers, and the store’s essential workers safe and healthy by following these tips:
- Only visit the grocery store when it’s essential. Be creative with what you already have at home before going to the store.
- Wash or disinfect your re-usable grocery bags after each use.
- Help reduce store crowding. Don’t bring extra people on your visit to the store if at all possible.
- Practice social distancing within the store. An average grocery cart is three feet long, so keep a distance of at least two grocery carts between you and others.
- Inspect produce with your eyes, not your hands. To avoid unnecessary handling of fruits and vegetables, use a produce bag to make your selection.
- Avoid unnecessary handling of all items in the store. Try not to pick up anything that you don’t intend to buy; let your eyes guide your choice.
- Don’t crowd the checkstand. Keep your distance from the person in front of you. As a reminder, some grocers have marked the floors in and around the checkout area to assist you in keeping a safe distance. Wait until the customer in front of you has finished collecting their groceries before unloading your groceries at the checkstand.
- Treat grocery employees with kindness. They are working hard to provide everyone with safe access to food and other essential supplies.
- Be aware of your store’s special hours or procedures. Many grocers are offering special shopping hours exclusively for seniors or other vulnerable populations. Visit www.folsom.ca.us/seniorresources for a list of Folsom grocery stores with senior shopping hours.
- Allow for extra time. Some stores are queuing customers outside their main entrance to reduce crowding within the store.