WEIS Markets Implements Temperature Checks For Employees

Weis Markets today announced it will use non-contact infrared thermometers to take the temperature of associates before starting work.

This policy is now in effect in all Weis Markets stores along with its distribution center, manufacturing, processing facilities, and its store support center. Any associate with an elevated temperature will be sent home.

Weis, popular in Maryland and Pennsylvania, operates four stores between Lewes and Bethany Beach in Sussex County. They also have one location in just across the state line in Easton Maryland.

This measure was implemented as part of the company’s continued efforts to upgrade and refine its existing COVID-19 protection measures to increase cleanliness and minimize personal contact, which include:

Requiring all Weis associates to wear some form of protective face covering while working
Sneeze guards at all registers and courtesy desks
Limiting the number of customers in stores to ensure social distancing
Cleaning and sanitizing stores on a continual basis as well as after stores close and before they open
Hourly cleaning and sanitizing of high contact areas such as cash registers, self-scan units, credit-debit terminals, fuel pumps, shopping carts and baskets
Social distancing markers
Hand sanitizer stations
Temporarily suspending the sale of loose bakery items, or pre-wrapping them
Temporarily suspending the sale of deli meat sliced to order, instead offering pre-sliced options
Temporarily closing self-serve salad, olive and soup bars
Temporarily closing in-store café seating areas
Temporarily banning the use of personal reusable bags and the return of used plastic bags.

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