Social Distancing Plan

Stores must implement all applicable measures listed below, and be prepared to explain why any measure that is not implemented is inapplicable to the business.

Approximate gross square footage of space for public access

Signages and Posters

Provide signages at designated entrance points to inform people that they should: avoid entering the facility if they have a cough or fever; maintain a minimum 6-feet distance from one another; and not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact.

Post a copy of the Social Distancing Protocol at the designated entrance points

Display posters within the facility promoting proper hand washing

Measures to Keep People at Least 6-ft Apart

Place tape or other markings at least six feet apart in customer line areas inside the store and on
sidewalks at public entrances with signs directing customers to use the markings to maintain distance

Separate order areas from delivery areas to prevent customers from gathering

Instruct employees to maintain at least six feet distance from customers and from
each other, except employees may momentarily come closer when necessary to accept payment,
deliver goods or services, or as otherwise necessary

Describe other measures:

Measures to Prevent Crowds From Gathering

Limit the number of customers at any one time

What is the ideal limit?

Assign an employee at the door to ensure that the maximum number of customers in the facility set forth above is not exceeded

Place per-person limits on goods that are selling out quickly to reduce crowds and lines

Consider reserving certain hours for senior citizens and other high-risk populations

Measures to Protect Employee Health

All employees have been told not to come to work if sick

Symptom checks are being conducted before employees may enter the work space

Copies of this plan have been sent to employees

Measures to Prevent Unnecessary Contact

Implement measures that prevent people from self-serving any items that are food-related

Avoid permitting customers to bring their own bags, mugs, or other reusable items from home

Provide for contactless payment systems or, if not feasible, advise to sanitize payment systems regularly

Describe other measures

Measures to Improve Sanitation

Hand sanitizer, soap and water, or effective disinfectant is available to the public at or near the entrance of the facility, and anywhere else inside the facility or immediately outside where people have direct interactions

Disinfect all high-contact surfaces frequently

Disinfect all payment portals, pens, and styluses after each use

Assign employees to disinfect carts and baskets regularly

Describe other measures

Contact Person

You may contact the following person with any questions or comments about this plan.


Contact Number

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.