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Safety Practices

One adult, one cart policy

1 adult 1 cartAs a part of our continued efforts to protect your health and further support social distancing in the community, Brookshire Grocery Company is encouraging customers to follow a one adult per cart guideline.  If you bring reusable bags we kindly ask that you bag your own groceries to help us limit non-essential contact. Also, remember to maintain a social distancing of 6 ft from others. We will continue to roll out initiatives, protocols and procedures to help prevent and combat the spread of the virus.


Masks and facial coverings are encouraged

Face Masks encouragedThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have now made a new recommendation that people wear cloth face coverings or masks in public to further reduce the spread of COVID-19. In keeping with CDC guidelines, Brookshire Grocery Company is requiring all partner-employees to wear face masks or cloth face coverings in our stores. In locations with state or local orders requiring them while in our stores unless a customer meets an exemption stated in the order, all customers are required to wear face masks or coverings.  

A face covering can be a scarf, bandana, or other simple cloth mask that is crafted at home or purchased. We all need to do our part to help stop the spread of this virus, and one way we can do this is for everyone to wear a face mask or cloth facial covering.

For tips on how to create your own homemade cloth face covering and properly clean it, here is a simple guide: Cloth Face Covering Instructions

Let's Slow the Spread

Brookshire Grocery Company and Our Family of Stores Stand ReadyBrookshire Grocery Company stands ready to serve our communities. In order to continue serving our customers, it is our responsibility to do what we can to slow the spread of this virus while eliminating unnecessary exposure. One way to achieve this is through social distancing.

Social distancing is an effective way to slow the spread and reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus. Social distancing is a set of interventions or measures taken to prevent the spread of a contagious disease by maintaining a physical distance between people and reducing the number of times people come into close contact with each other.

We have installed decals on the ground at the checkout to help customers practice social distancing and know how much distance to put between themselves and other customers. As an added layer of protection for both our customers and employees, we've also installed clear partitions at checkout.

 

Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC) and Our Family of Stores Stand Ready

The safety and health of our employees, guests and communities are top priorities for our Company. As the parent Company of Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market and FRESH by Brookshire’s stores, BGC continues to closely monitor federal, state and local health authorities’ updates and advisements in preventing and dealing with the coronavirus. According to these authorities, the overall risk of coronavirus remains low in our market areas. However, we realize the potential future threat and are working proactively to be prepared.

What BGC is Doing

We are communicating with our leaders, employees and suppliers to keep them updated on current information and health advisements. We also have requested our employees to increase wellness practices at work and at home to protect them, their families and guests in our stores.  We have also enacted specific policies and guidelines for the workplace to minimize exposure and possible spread of the virus.

Ensuring Product Availability. While we are seeing increased demand and supplier limits on certain products like hand sanitizer, we are doing our best to remain well-stocked on high-demand items for our guests.

Taking Steps to Stay Safe and Healthy. We continue to take proactive and preventive measures, including sanitation practices beyond our normally stringent standards. We have reinforced training and increased communication and resources to help ensure our employees are well informed and implementing best practices. We have increased the frequency in which we sanitize surfaces such as shopping carts and baskets, keypads, counter tops, etc. As a standard practice, we have sanitizing wipes available near our shopping carts.

Reducing the Risk of Exposure. We have enacted a temporary business travel ban outside of the U.S. and for any nonessential business travel within the U.S. At our corporate offices, we are holding meetings with third-party suppliers and other off-site associates by conference call or other communication means. We have developed contingency plans for any employees who may come into contact with the coronavirus.

Reminding Everyone We’re All in This Together. While reports from the CDC and other health agencies indicate the risk from coronavirus will remain low for the general population, there are things all of us can do to reduce the potential spread of coronavirus and other viruses, including the following:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, scrubbing for 20 seconds.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers frequently and thoroughly, rubbing until dry.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and discard the tissue immediately after use. If you don’t have a tissue, cough/sneeze into the crook of your elbow, not your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with others who are sick.
  • If you are sick, stay home and avoid contact with others, including pets.
  • Get a flu vaccine, available at BGC pharmacies, if you have not yet done so this season.
  • Increase the frequency of sanitization practices at work and home, disinfecting frequently touched surfaces often.

Our mission at BGC is to create and deliver exceptional experiences and value to our guests, which includes doing all we can as a Company to protect our employees and guests during this time of concern. We will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation and take any additional actions needed to ensure the safety and health of our employees, guests and communities. For further information about coronavirus, we recommend you visit cdc.gov/coronavirus. BGC updates will be made available on our Company News page at https://www.brookshires.com/company-news.

Thank you for shopping with us at Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market, and FRESH by Brookshire’s stores. We look forward to every opportunity to serve you!