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Will Grocery Stores Ban Customers From Coming Inside?

By: Lynn Allison

Experts warn that it may be time to close the doors on in-person grocery shopping.

As dozens of grocery store workers have died from the coronavirus despite taking precautions, some experts, union leaders, and small grocery owners believe it is too dangerous to have customers browse the aisles, coming into close range with workers.

According to CNN, experts suggest it’s time to require curbside pickup and home delivery. Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union tells CNN that “careless shoppers” are “probably the biggest threat” to workers. The union reported that 85% of its grocery store members say customers do not observe social distancing.

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