Tops ramps up safety precautions in grocery stores

Tops ramps up safety precautions in grocery stores

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Tops Friendly Markets announced this week that all of its stores will be ramping up safety measures due to the spread of the coronavirus.

The safety measures will include installing Plexiglas shields on as many of the markets' front-end registers as possible. Where Plexiglas cannot be affixed because of equipment limitations, associates will be provided with protective face shields that will also be used by Tops associates working in the stores' pharmacy departments and at customer service desks.

This installation process will take place over the course of the next few week in all of its 162 stores located in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

Other safety measures already in effect include personal protection equipment procedures that include providing gloves for associates, and hand sanitizer and wipes for their associates and customers, and the newly instituted comfort zone areas at the registers providing more social distancing between customers as well as the customers and Tops associates.

Additionally there is an associate assigned at each store specifically in charge of sanitization of the front-end registers, check stands, conveyor belts, customer service desks, point of sale devices and other frequently touched surfaces most accessed by customers on a continual basis during operating hours.

Locallly, Tops stores are located in Bolton Landing, Chestertown, Corinth, Hoosick Falls and Warrensburg.

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