4/5/2020 12:48:00 AM BI-LO Stores Will Close For Easter
Wayne Howard Staff Writer
Southeastern Grocers, parent company of local BI-LO grocery stores announced Friday that the stores will be closed for business on Easter Sunday, April 12th, to provide associates a day of rest with family. The announcement also included increased safety standards the stores have implemented:
Beginning this week, all BI-LO grocery stores will conduct temperature checks for associates when they report to work to ensure a safer atmosphere for associates and customers.
Additionally, associates are allowed to wear masks and gloves in all stores, and the company will provide protective items where supplies are available.
Frontline associates will receive weekly bonuses and the company is hiring more than 5,000 temporary workers who have experienced restricted working hours or lost jobs due to COVID-19.
BI-LO will limit the number of customers allowed in the store at peak hours as well as install Pexiglas partitions.
All stores will continue to provide touch-free payment options.
BI-LO continue to offer modified store and pharmacy hours as well as designated shopping hours for high-risk customers, and extended shopping hours for first responders and healthcare providers. BI‑LO stores and pharmacies will reserve shopping between 8 - 9 AM Monday – Friday for seniors and those most at risk of contracting COVID-19. BI-LO will also have a special shopping hour from 8 – 9 PM Monday & Tuesday dedicated to healthcare providers and first responders.
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