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Save-On-Foods reduces store capacity to 50% to curb COVID spread

The measure is part of their COVID-19 business safety plan
Save-On-Foods will be limiting store capacity to 50 per cent as part of their COVID-19 business safety plan. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Save-On-Foods will be reducing the capacity of their B.C. stores to 50 per cent to limit the spread of COVID-19.

In a statement to Black Press, the company said the move is in line with how they have been operating throughout the pandemic and is part of their COVID-19 safety plan. Businesses in B.C. are required to have COVID-19 safety plans in place to comply with provincial health orders.

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“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,” Save-On said.

Save-On-Foods said the move was made in addition to other safety protocols including physical distancing, enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures, providing sanitization stations, and a symptom check for all team members, suppliers and business partners.

”Our store clerks and leaders are doing an amazing job in what continues to be a very difficult time and we are so grateful to our valued customers for their patience and kindness with our teams when visiting our stores.”

Black Press has reached out to Loblaws and Walmart to see if their B.C. locations will follow suit but did not immediately hear back.

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