Weis Markets implements temperature checks for associates

April 29, 2020

Weis Markets announced it will use non-contact infrared thermometers to take the temperature of associates before they start work.

This policy is now in effect in all Weis Markets stores along with its distribution center, manufacturing and processing facilities, and store support center. Any associate with an elevated temperature will be sent home.

This measure was implemented as part of the company’s continued efforts to upgrade and refine its existing COVID-19 protection measures to increase cleanliness and minimize personal contact. They include: requiring all Weis associates to wear some form of protective face covering while working; sneeze guards at all registers and courtesy desks; limiting the number of customers in stores to ensure social distancing; cleaning and sanitizing stores on a continual basis as well as after stores close and before they open; hourly cleaning and sanitizing of high-contact areas such as cash registers, self-scan units, credit-debit terminals, fuel pumps, shopping carts and baskets; social distancing markers; hand sanitizer stations; temporarily suspending sales of loose bakery items, or pre-wrapping them; temporarily suspending sales of deli meat sliced to order, instead offering pre-sliced options; temporarily closing self-serve salad, olive and soup bars; temporarily closing in-store café seating areas; and temporarily banning use of personal reusable bags and return of used plastic bags.

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