Hello central Oregon!! What is your locally owned and operated Food 4 Less doing to keep you and our staff safe during these unprecedented times? Well, we are glad that you asked us that 😉
First off, we are following all CDC recommended guidelines and we respectfully ask that all our amazing customers do the same.
We require that all our employees wear a mask while on the sales floor and whenever they are in close proximity to fellow staff as well. Please, please, please….for the safety of all, wear a mask when shopping in our store. For that matter, go ahead and wear a mask whenever you enter any place of business
We are also practicing responsible social distancing. We are asking and encouraging our customers to please do the same. We have several dozen social distancing reminder signs, as well as markers and floor signs placed every 6 feet throughout the entire store. Please follow these guidelines to the best of your ability.
What else are we doing to keep you and our staff safe? Well I’m glad you asked that! (Just in case you haven’t seen our previous updates)
-we offer our Shop 4 You curbside pickup & delivery for non-contact grocery shopping!
-we have our Isolated Shopping hour from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m, every day of the week for those ages 60 and over and those in the high risk category
-plexiglass dividers at all check stands
-hired extra staff to clean all common areas constantly from open to close
-we deep clean the entire store immediately before we open and right after we close
-we disinfect shopping carts and hand baskets hourly
-we are in the process of getting set up to have all our shopping carts, hand baskets, utility carts, meat racks, produce carts, and all other equipment professionally cleaned and sanitized multiple times per week.
-we are closing off 8 foot sections as we stock and refill the shelves in the aisles to prevent close contact (if you need an item in an area that is closed off, just ask )
-we have installed hand sanitizer stations throughout the store
-our checkers have hand sanitizer at every check stand to sanitize their hands regularly
-employees are wearing gloves. They wash their hands and change into new gloves every 30 minutes.
-we have a hand washing station at the front door
-we have cart wipes!! We were able to load up on much needed cart wipes and they are located at the front door.
-we have closed our break room to eliminate close quarters
-we have limited the number of people allowed in all office areas to 2 people at a time
-any employee who is sick or lives with someone who is sick is not allowed to report to work
-we have shortened our store hours to 7 a.m.-9 p.m. to allow for extra cleaning and safer stocking hours
-we will soon begin checking the temps of employees as they get to work with infrared digital thermometers
What can you do to help keep everyone safer? Well here are some great ideas!
-only send one person per household to do the shopping
-if you are someone in your home is sick, please do not enter the store. Instead, take advantage of our Shop 4 You curbside pickup & delivery service
-please follow all social distancing signs and guidelines
-please do not approach the check stand until the customer in front of you has finished their transaction and you are called forward by the checker
-please don’t touch a product unless you intend to purchase said product
-do not come to the store to simply get out of the house
-again, please wear a mask
We are constantly taking new and extra steps every single day to give everyone a safe and healthy environment to shop and work in. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me personally or ask any of our fantastic staff. You can also check out our “Covid-19 Update Board” located in the lobby. Here you will find memos, notices, and updates related to our store.
We are not limiting the amount of customers allowed in the store as of this time. We are constantly monitoring the situation in our store and if we witness excessive crowding and no social distancing, we will begin limiting at that time as we see it is needed. So far, you all have been amazing and have made our jobs a lot easier by helping us out as much as possible. For this, we thank you.
Thank you again central Oregon for placing your trust in us. We do not take it lightly or for granted. We are humbled by your faith in us and we consider it an honor to be able to be here for you.
Remember, a slight inconvenience now just might save a life later. Be safe. Be kind to one another. And wash those hands ❤
Food 4 Less
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- Sunday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM