In addition to the requirements provided above, establishments are encouraged to utilize the following best practices to the extent they are feasible:

  • Provide sanitizing stations for customers and staff throughout the store, particularly at entry and exit points.
  • Consider managing customer movement utilizing one-way aisles or other directional instructions.
  • Encourage customers to wear face coverings while entering, exiting, or otherwise traveling throughout the store.
  • Consider reserving certain hours for senior citizens and other high-risk populations.
  • Provide opportunities to shop and pay online or on the phone whenever possible.
  • Provide options for home delivery, in store pickup, or curbside pickup whenever possible to minimize the number of customers in facilities.
  • When protective equipment such as face coverings are used, launder daily and wash hands after touching/adjusting face covering while working.
  • Use separate doors to enter and exit the establishment when possible.
  • Consider installing touchless door and sink systems or providing single-use barriers (e.g., deli tissues, paper towels) for use in touching door and sink handles.
  • Consider using a reservation system to schedule customer visits, including asking customers to set up a time to visit the showroom or sales floor to limit the number of customers in a facility.
  • Prohibit congregating in break rooms or common areas and limit the capacity of such areas to allow for safe physical distancing of a minimum of six feet whenever possible.
  • If reusable shopping bags are permitted, ask customers to bag their own products/groceries.