Will Grocery Stores Start Checking Temperatures?
Is this too extreme of a measure?
This hasn't made it's way to the Hudson Valley yet, but could it? One grocery store in Connecticut is now checking customer's temperatures before they enter the store.
We've seen a few stores in the Hudson Valley limit the number of people inside, standing in line at 6 feet apart and offer curbside pick up.
LaBonne's Markets, which has locations in Watertown, Woodbury Salisbury, and Prospect Connecticut, announced on Facebook this week that starting on April 8th they would be doing what they can to protect their "420 associates and our 30,000 weekly customers safe."
LaBonne said in the statement:
We will be checking the temperature of every associate before they start their shift. We will also be checking the temperature of every customer who will be shopping in our stores on a daily basis. I am sorry to say if you refuse to have your temperature taken you will not be allowed to enter the store.
We are adopting the same policy as all hospitals are presently doing for everyone who enters their buildings.
I’m confident other retail businesses will soon start this practice.
While this does seem a bit extreme, I have to say: I'm on board with this. The grocery store is the only place a lot of people are going so it's the only place they are likely run into contamination.
Better safe than sorry, right?
What do you think? Should we start taking temperatures outside the store? Let us know your thoughts on Facebook.
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