Everyone is being extra careful these days, and businesses are no exception. The spread of COVID-19 in Canada has prompted extra safety precautions everywhere. Sobeys is the latest business to promise customers and employees more measures to combat the virus.\nMichael Medline, the company's president and CEO outlined all of the new additions to their stores in a letter posted on the Sobeys Twitter account on March 20.\nAmong them is the addition of plexiglass shields at the checkouts to protect cashiers from possibly getting the virus through continuous contact with customers.\nOther steps being taken include having employees wash their hands every 15 minutes, having surfaces at checkouts wiped down more often, and even placing markers on the floor to help people maintain a two-metre distance from each other.\nStore hours will also be reduced, with locations staying open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. This is to allow for more sanitization and extra time to re-stock empty shelves.\nThese new measures and restrictions will be put in place along with other steps the company has already taken.\nThese include no longer selling bulk and baked goods in self-serve areas, cancelling product demos, and introducing a seniors shopping hour at the beginning of each day.\nThe latest from our President & CEO, Michael Medline, on the series of additional steps we're taking to further enhance safety measures in our stores. #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/TRe4e22QA8— Sobeys (@sobeys) March 20, 2020\nIn addition, the company is telling any employees who are sick to stay home.\nThey have also implemented recommended procedures for any employees who have been out of the country or been in contact with someone who has.\nThe health and wellness of our teammates and customers remains our very top priority. In our effort to do everything we can to help keep our communities healthy, as of Friday March 20, we are temporarily changing our store hours to 8:00AM – 8:00PM daily. pic.twitter.com/dlu8bVIIJv— Sobeys (@sobeys) March 19, 2020\n"I'm proud of the positive feedback and words of gratitude that you have been giving our teammates in the store these last few days," Medline wrote. He also extended thanks to the store, distribution, and transportation staff at Sobeys.\nHe concluded with a hopeful message, writing "Together, we will all get through this."