Grocery stores are announcing new hours, setting limits on purchases, regulating customer capacity and space between shoppers in lines, as well as designating senior-only shopping hours to protect their most vulnerable patrons.
Stores are giving team members more time to restock shelves, sanitize, and rest in preparation for the next day. Stringent policies by the CDC and common-sense measures are taking effect as stores are being sent additional cleaning supplies for use on frequently touched areas such as registers and shopping carts.
People are proving that compassion and empathy can go a long way by bringing store employees thank you cards. Just as we should be practicing social distancing, we should also be practicing gratitude for those performing services that keep us functioning during these stressful times.