There are new COVID-19 Grocery Store Policies in effect across many retail chains in Pennsylvania. Acme and Aldi have announced that they will allow customers to occupy approximately 20% of the stores’ overall capacity. Acme has also implemented one way aisles, plexiglass partitions between checkout stands, and floor decals denoting 6 foot spaces in the checkout lanes and other walk up service locations in the store.

Be sure to check out the new COVID-19 Grocery Store Policies before heading out to shop. Some local stores are reducing hours. On weekday mornings, many grocery stores have reserved a two hour block, between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., for senior citizens and vulnerable members of the community to shop. If you do not fall into either of those categories, you will not be granted access to stores during this timeframe.


While grocery stores are making the effort to protect customers, there are some things that we can do to slow the spread of the virus, too. Based on CDC guidelines, it is highly encouraged that shoppers wear masks while out in public. Acme announced that all grocery store employees will be given masks while working shifts. While shopping, practice social distancing, and don’t touch your face. Consider wearing gloves while shopping, to limit your contact with objects and surfaces in the store. When you return home, be sure to wash your hands and any non-porous packages.

Graham & Mauer, P.C. attorneys are still available during the pandemic. You can reach us by phone or e-mail. Stay safe!

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