Ensure all employees practice good hygiene. This means: washing their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds frequently and/or wearing gloves. If soap and water isn't available, they should use a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
Remind employees to avoid close contact with others, both at work and at home. Whenever possible, keep at least six feet of distance with others at work and in public, and provide employees with a well-fitting face mask. Post the below social distancing sign for shoppers and employees, available for download here.
If you haven't already, install plexiglass shields at the cash registers to reduce transmission of the virus between shoppers and employees. For more information on ordering these shields or building them, see this article from our Red Oval partner Innomark.
STEP 3: Cover Coughs and Sneezes
Always cover coughs and sneezes with a mask, tissue, or the inside of the elbow. Immediately dispose of any tissues used and wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use 60 percent alcohol hand sanitizer.
Ask employees to monitor their health and increase staffing capabilities for backup. Require employees with a fever or COVID-19 symptoms* to stay home. Implement temperature checks before employees are authorized to begin work to ensure no one has a fever. *COVID-19 symptoms include, but are not limited to: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sudden loss of taste or smell, sore throat.
If you need assistance in temporary staffing, Survey.com has partnered with IGA to help reallocate the labor force normally used to assess our stores. Learn more about the program on IGAALERT.com.
STEP 6: Stay Connected
Connect with IGA's resources to ensure you're up to date on the latest COVID-19 news and prevention measures.