New Connecticut grocery store guidelines during COVID-19

The Connecticut Food Association has announced a new set of guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. These items will be put into place immediately at grocery stores across the state.

What you need to know:

  • Grocery stores will be capped at 50% capacity based on fire code. This can mean that you will have to wait in a line outside to go in if they have reached capacity at the moment
  • One person per household during grocery store trips
  • Clearly marked 6 foot spacing in lines will be placed in lines and high-traffic areas
  • Increased space between customers and employees at checkout, including opening every other checkout lane
  • The installation of Plexiglas shields to separate employees from customers at checkout lines
  • Store associates will wipe-down carts and baskets
  • Food sampling with seize along with self-service of food at a buffet or salad bar
  • Encouraging touchless credit card transactions

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