Face Coverings Now Required

Dear Co-op Members and Shoppers,

All Co-op shoppers are now required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth while inside the store. Those who arrive without a covering will be offered a paper mask, although our supplies are limited, so please bring your own. We will refuse service to those who choose not to comply. Co-op employees and vendors are also required to wear face coverings.

Face coverings are strongly recommended by the CDC and Vermont Department of Health. While not a substitute for maintaining six-foot distancing, regular hand-washing, and other safety measures, they provide a significant degree of added protection from the spread of COVID-19. They are considered particularly useful for protecting others if you are infected and don’t realize it. Wearing a mask in public also provides a degree of psychological comfort to those around you during this time.

Its important to wear, remove, and clean a face-covering properly. The Department of Health’s instructions for proper use. CDC instructions for making your own reusable mask.

We greatly appreciate everyone’s cooperation with this requirement and our Shopper Code of Conduct. Together we can provide a safer shopping and working environment for all.

Be well,
Kari Bradley, General Manager

Shopper Code of Conduct

Help us flatten the curve. For the sake of everyone’s health, we ask the following:

  • Do not come to the Co-op if you are symptomatic of COVID-19.
  • Wear a face covering that covers both your nose and mouth.
  • Reserve the first hour of business (9–10 am) for high-risk shoppers, which includes seniors and those with underlying health issues.
  • Maintain at least six-foot distance from others.
  • Shop efficiently and socialize outdoors.
  • Consider ways to minimize shopping trips for yourself and your neighbors and family.
  • Shop solo, including without children, to the extent possible.
  • Cover your cough/sneeze, wash hands, use sanitizer, and try to touch only the products you purchase.
  • Use your credit card/debit card instead of cash whenever possible.