COVID-19 Advisory for Retail/Grocery Stores
Date: January 3, 2022
Due to the significant increase in COVID-19-related cases across the State, and the Town of Brookline, the Brookline Department of Health and Human Services is advising all retail and grocery stores to implement the following to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in our community:
- The Town of Brookline remains vigilant and requires masking indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
- Employees should be encouraged to get vaccinated or receive booster shots.
- All retail/grocery stores should communicate essential safety measures to employees and customers by posting signage that encourages workers and customers to practice health and safety procedures such as frequent hand washing, social distancing, and wearing face masks.
- A designated shopping schedule for our elderly population should be re-implemented.
- Social distancing floor signs should be re-instated to guide 6ft distancing and provide direction for traffic flow throughout the store.
- These measures are critical to promote safety and to maintain a healthy environment; thus, the Department is asking for your corporation in our efforts to address the new surge in COVID-19 cases.
- Patrick J. Maloney, MPAH, CHO, RS Acting Health Commissioner of Public Health & Human Services
A copy of this Advisory and a Mask Required sign can be found here.