Shoppers are being screened for COVID-19 before entering St. Lawrence Market
Shopping at St. Lawrence Market on a Saturday is no longer the same as it once was.
In addition to certain stores being shuttered and seating now removed or roped off, Toronto's permanent market at Jarvis and Front St. is now conducting screenings for all customers before entering.
Reminder: St. Lawrence Market is conducting entrance screenings of all customers at peak times including Saturdays at the South Market and Farmers Market. Capacity in both buildings is also being limited. See the Market's full #COVID19 response at https://t.co/dTNVGjj6rU— St. Lawrence Market (@StLawrenceMkt) April 3, 2020
The screenings will take place during peak times, including Saturdays at the South Market and Farmers Market. Shoppers will be asked the following:
The market is asking shoppers to answer these questions truthfully but if you say "yes" to any of the questions, you won't be allowed in.
According to St. Lawrence Market spokesperson Samantha Wiles, they've only had one customers refused entry so far.
"That customer was advised not to enter the Market and was informed of Market merchants who are offering delivery options to help them get the food that they need," says Wiles.
To help practice social distancing, the market has also centralized entry to manage customer traffic. They'll also continue to limit the number of customers in the building at one time.
Physical distance markers have also been placed inside the market to remind people not to stand too close to fellow shoppers.
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