Shopping for the holidays during Covid-19 looks a little different - 8 safety signs to look out for

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As we approach the holiday season, our shopping habits will surely look different from what it did in previous years. If you will be shopping in person these holidays, there are a few safety signs you should look out for.

Here are the safety protocols to look for according to Dr John O'Horo, an infectious disease physician from the Mayo Clinic: 

1. Visible signage that mandates customers wear a mask and practise social distancing.

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2. A mandatory requirement for customers to properly wear their mask over their mouths and noses.

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3. Free masks available at the front of the store for customers who came to the store without one.

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4. Enforcement of an established maximum number of customers in the store at a time.

5. Hand sanitizer stations conveniently placed at store entrances.

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6. Obvious attention to detail when it comes to cleaning high-touch surfaces, such as card readers, carts and bathrooms.

7. If their dressing rooms are open, a system that allows for clothes to be cleaned in-between customers. 

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8. Touch-free payment options and the ability for customers to swipe their own cards.

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Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude

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