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Point Loma grocery store preps for county's new facial covering requirements

Posted at 5:25 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 20:25:50-04

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV)- Inside of Jensen's Foods in Point Loma every employee could be seen wearing a facial mask and gloves on Friday.

"They all have just been so great during this," said Adam Zack, owner of Jensen's Foods. "As this crisis has unfolded we just continued to take more and more steps."

Employees have been sanitizing the store when possible and have new rules in place to combat coronavirus concerns, including social distancing and a temporary no reusable bag policy.

Zack said he ordered masks for all of his employees early on, but they are not set to arrive until sometime next week.

Luckily, a customer came to the rescue Thursday donating several boxes of masks.

"A great customer, Chris, he had masks and very graciously brought three boxes of 50 over for our employees," he explained. "I felt fortunate that we were ready for it."

The County of San Diego is now requiring employees of essential businesses to wear a facial covering, which can be as simple as a bandana or cloth napkin, starting on Saturday, April 4th.

This includes those who work at grocery stores, gas stations, pharmacies, convenience stores and restaurants.