Friday, October 30, 2020

Grocery Stores Mandated Social Distancing Order

Food stores must ensure staff and consumers adhere to order

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said businesses must enact distancing markers to ensure social distancing, while permitting one person into the store for every thirty square feet of store space.

He said grocery stores must also enforce special shopping times for seniors from 9 to 11 am.

In an unprecedented address to the nation on Monday, Minnis said these measures, though stringent, are necessary to save lives as countries around the world face the detriment of the COVID19 virus.

Every human establishment must ensure that all customers and staff maintain physical distancing of no less than 6 feet in or outside their business, determine the number of persons that may be permitted in the establishment at any one time by permitting one person for every thirty square feet of store space.

“Within twenty-four hours of the commencement of this order, place distance markers six feet apart, indicating where each customer must stand on a line at a check out point.

“Within twenty-four hours of the commencement of this order, place distance markers six feet apart on the outside of the establishment, indicating where customers must stand while waiting to enter the establishment,” he said.

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