At Italian Centre Shop, the safety and wellness of our customers and employees is a top priority, every day.
While Alberta Health Services assess the risk of being exposed to COVID-19 as LOW, we have taken the following precautionary measures in our Edmonton and Calgary stores:
1. All in-store product sampling will be suspended until further notice
This includes product sampling by vendors and meats/cheese/baked goods shared atop the deli/bakery/cafe counters.
2. Enhanced sanitation practices in high contact areas
Additional attention to the sanitation of cafe counter tops, tables and seating along with deli and cashier surfaces will be taken. Shopping carts and baskets will also be sanitized by our staff throughout the day.
3. Usage of reusable cups and containers will be suspended until further notice.
Products from our deli will only be packaged and served in deli containers provided and our cafe will only serve products in take-out packaging or ceramic dishware.
In addition to the above - we have also reviewed hand washing guidelines and illness at work standards/policy with our employees and made use of disposable gloves when handling/serving food mandatory.
We continue to be committed to supporting our loyal customers and employees during this sensitive time. As information is released by reliable sources, we will communicate on-going processes and procedures implemented to ease public concerns.
President, Italian Centre Shop