T&T Supermarket says it will offer temperature checks for customers entering its stores starting Monday in a bid to protect shoppers and employees from the novel coronavirus.
“As we all know, fever is the most common symptom for COVID-19,” the grocery chain said in a Facebook post on Saturday.
“In order to protect our customers and staff, we will be providing temperature check service starting on the coming Monday (Apr 20).”
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In an email, T&T CEO Tina Lee said this is a “voluntary service” beginning Monday at “most of our stores.”
“Anyone with a fever will be kindly 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 independently operated. In an email, a spokesperson for Loblaw said the company “does not have similar plans at this time.”
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T&T operates in three provinces: Ontario,