“As we all know, fever is the most common symptom of COVID-19,” the grocery chain said in a Facebook article on Saturday.
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“In order to protect our customers and our staff, we will provide a temperature control service starting next Monday (April 20). “
In an email, T&T CEO Tina Lee said it was “voluntary service” starting on Monday in “most of our stores”.
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“Anyone with a fever will be asked to rest at home and contact their health care provider,” she said.
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T&T Supermarket was acquired by Loblaw Companies Ltd. in 2009 but remains independent. In an email, a Loblaw spokesperson said the company “has no similar plans at the moment.”
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T&T operates in three provinces: Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
Canadian grocery stores have taken steps to reduce the spread of the coronavirus since the outbreak of a global pandemic in March.
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Since they are considered essential companies, many have seen an increased demand for their products, and sometimes present ranges outside of locations.
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Measures that various stores across Canada have introduced include plexiglass shields at checkouts to protect cashiers; disinfectants for employees; wage increases for workers; and ask buyers to stay within six feet of each other while in stores.
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Some grocery stores have also set up a separate time to allow seniors to shop in the morning to make sure seniors are able to buy supplies in a less crowded environment.
As of the evening of April 18, there were over 33,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada, with 1,470 deaths.
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