This just in! Popular retail store Trader Joe's has suspended their famous Food and Beverage samples due to Coronavirus fears.
Trader Joe's mentioned this is just part of the "increased precautions" they are taking to keeping their customers safe. According to their latest press release below are the precautionary steps they are taking:
Continued Communication: "Closely monitoring the situation, and regularly providing all of our stores and Crew Members with the most up-to-date safety guidance, as recommended by the CDC and other health officials.
"Offering Additional Paid-for Sick Time to All Crew Members: "Crew Members have been asked to exercise increased precautions to safeguard their health and the health of their community, including staying home if they have any symptoms of illness or do not feel well."
Prioritizing Good Hygiene Practices: "Providing continuous reminders about good hygiene practices and supporting our Crew Members with necessary resources."
Increasing Routine Cleaning: "Increased the frequency of cleanings, paying close attention to high touch areas such as restrooms, register areas, grocery carts and hand baskets."
Suspending All Food and Beverage Sampling In Store: "Have taken increased precautions related to our food and beverage sampling in stores, including our decision to stop the practice until further notice."
Source: Trader Joe's