A major grocery store chain in Richmond is implementing a 50 per cent capacity limit to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
In an emailed statement to the Richmond News, Save on Foods – which has locations in Richmond on Steveston Highway in Ironwood, Third Ave in Steveston and in the Terra Nova Village Shopping Centre – said all its B.C. stores will be run at “a maximum 50 per cent occupancy until further notice.”
“We have posted the occupancy count with signage at the front of each store and the teams are working to increase signage in areas that typically see congestion such as our front end, or in service departments like our deli or bakery,” the statement read.
“This is all part of our efforts to reinforce that physical distancing is required whenever possible for the safety of both team members and customers.”
Save on Foods said it has also implemented several other measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, including:
- Increased frequency of disinfecting and sanitizing of all areas of our store.
- Providing sanitization stations and hand sanitizer for customers and team members.
- Implemented a symptom checker for all team members, suppliers or business partners prior to entering the building.
- Added signage at the front of every store asking customers not to enter if they have any symptoms of COVID-19.
- Installed protective plexiglass barriers throughout the store
There were 2,032 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. on Tuesday, while Richmond saw 456 new cases between Jan. 4 to 10.