COVID-19 Safety Measures

AbodebyWerri values the health and safety of its employees and customers above all else. As a health care partner and essential service in our communities we have a responsibility to take all necessary precautions in the fight against COVID-19. Our health and safety measures are constantly reviewed and updated to ensure compliance with public health orders and OHS/WCB guidance to create the safest possible environment for our customers and employees.

• Increased HVAC system fresh air supply to maximum capacity, monitor filter replacement regularly
• Hand wash instruction, signage, and frequent reminders
• Avoid touching face, cough/sneeze etiquette instruction and reminders
• Increased hand sanitizer stations including at entrances; install customer cleaning stations
• Hand sanitizer station at entrance to staff area from sales floor, must clean before entering
• Physical distancing reminders within all store areas – signage, floor decals in high traffic areas
• Signage /screening for illness at door to prevent entrance; instruct go home, isolate and call 811
• Clean & disinfect high touch surfaces at least daily with Zaal (virucide DIN 02238955), compliance checklist used and reviewed by management
• Clean & disinfect pin pads & SCOs frequently
• Disinfecting buggy/basket handles at least once daily
• Cleaning supplies available for customer use, biohazard waste bin provided
• Hourly cleaning of washrooms and refills of soap/sanitizer and paper towels as required
• Disinfect high touch surfaces nightly as part of store closing procedure with Zaal (DIN 02238955) according to manufacture recommended contact time (5 minutes)
• Management monitor occupancy and put control measures in place as required
• Control measures include pausing entry to store, creating controlled lineup outside store, reminding customers to leave space at checkouts and other lines within the store
• It may be necessary to prohibit customer access to areas of the store due to staff shortages, the customer service desk will remain open to service customers from all areas
• Posted occupancy limits in all staff areas; washrooms, lunchroom, offices & enhanced cleaning protocols in these area
• Lunchroom sign-in procedure in place to assist in contact tracing
• Installed plexi barriers at customer interaction points – pharmacy, checkouts, post office, insurance
• All staff must wear medical masks, exemptions supported by approved medical documentation, PPE supplied
• Face masks mandatory for customers, sign at entrance and reminded by staff,
• Train employees to approach customers not wearing masks, de-escalation to avoid violence
• Mandatory vaccination policy for all employees and vendor partners, regular rapid testing required for unvaccinated individuals
• Procedure for rapid response if a person develops symptoms while in store – instruct go home, isolate and call 811. Clean areas of contact immediately
• Daily self-assessment tool in compliance with PHO for all employees prior to starting shift, email alerts within 10 mins. to management for YES answers, rapid response protocol followed.