(Save-on-Foods/Wikipedia)

Save-On Foods grocery stores across BC are moving to 50% capacity limit to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

The grocery chain confirmed the move in a statement Wednesday, and said the limit will remain in place “until further notice.”

“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,” the grocery chain said in its statement.

In addition to the capacity restrictions, other COVID-19 safety measures that have been implemented since the pandemic began, include:

  • Increased frequency of disinfecting and sanitizing of all areas of the store
  • Providing sanitization stations and hand sanitizer for customers and employees
  • Implemented a symptom checker for all employees, 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

“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 at the front end or in service departments like our deli or bakery,” the statement read.

New signage will be installed at all stores reminding customers to not enter if they’re experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. The signage will also include an ongoing customer tally at the front of the store.

As of this publication, there are 37,224 active COVID-19 cases in BC. BC Health officials announced 2,032 new cases yesterday with 237 of those cases coming from the Island Health region.

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