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Pritzker: Stores to increase procedures to encourage social distancing

CHICAGO (WREX) — Governor J.B. Pritzker announced stores in the state will be partaking in new procedures to help customers abide by social distancing amid the outbreak of COVID-19.

Here's what the governor mentioned as new procedures:

  • New signage around the store encouraging social distancing
  • More announcements made over the PA reminding customer to practice social distancing
  • New marks on the floor for social distancing
  • Encouraging cashless purchases
  • Staff regularly walking floor to follow social distancing
  • Placing shield guards in front of the cashier/bagger
  • Temporarily prohibiting reusable bags
  • Encouraging self check out lanes
  • Encouraging online order/curbside pick-ups

The governor acknowledged a lot of stores are already doing some of these, but they will now be mandated.

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