Frequently Asked Questions
As a grocery or food retail worker, how can I protect myself and slow the spread?
As a grocery or food retail worker, potential sources of exposures include close contact for prolonged periods of time with a customer with COVID-19 and touching your nose, mouth, or eyes after handling items, cash, or merchandise that customers with COVID-19 have touched. See the CDC website for full prevention guidelines.
As an employer in the retail industry, is there anything I can do to protect my workers?
If you are an employer in the retail industry (e.g., pharmacies, supermarkets, and big box stores), there are a number of steps you can take to protect your workers. These steps include, but are not limited to: Encouraging workers to stay home if they are sick, providing a place to wash hands or alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60% alcohol, practicing sensible social distancing, and using a drive-through window or curbside pick-up when possible. See OSHA website for full guidelines.
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