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Longo's requiring customers to wear a face mask or face covering effective May 4th

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Longo's requiring customers to wear a face mask or face covering effective May 4th

As much as we want to see your smiles, as of May 4th we require Guests to wear a face mask or covering while in store. Please help do your part in keeping the community safe.
For a list of our updates, go to www.longos.com/special-message




GUEST WELLNESS SCREENING PILOT AT SOME LONGO'S LOCATIONS

In addition to the wide range of safety measures already in place, in select stores Guests will be required to complete a Wellness Screening including contactless temperature check before entering the store. Face coverings for Guests are also mandatory in some locations.

The Wellness screening pilot has been reviewed and approved by Public Health and independent medical professionals, including the selection of proper testing equipment and the implementation process. 
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Longo's at Glen Erin and Thomas is requiring masks starting May 4.
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They should update their website with this new requirement before posting a message to go to the website for updates.
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So is it all stores or "some locations"?
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A few Asian supermarkets already do this. Costco and Longo's will be the start of all the Western stores to do this I'm sure.
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What's a good source to buy face masks? If I'm spending 90c-$1 for one I certainly don't want the questionable ones with chinese writing on the packaging...
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Homer88 wrote: What's a good source to buy face masks? If I'm spending 90c-$1 for one I certainly don't want the questionable ones with chinese writing on the packaging...
You don't need medical grade masks, just something that will stop the airborne droplets. Remember we'll still be practicing a minimum 2m physical distancing. The mask is just another layer to slow the spread. If anyone is sick, they should still be staying home.
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Homer88 wrote: What's a good source to buy face masks? If I'm spending 90c-$1 for one I certainly don't want the questionable ones with chinese writing on the packaging...
An English only on it doesn't mean not made in China lol
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Not surprised
Believe in the not too distance future masks will be required everywhere if you are away from your home / property
As we transition between the Isolation Phase when the Pandemic is surging
To the Prevention Phase ... of trying to stop a resurgence (2nd wave)

Agree with other RFDers though
This second phase may be a lot more difficult to get everyone to buy into
(Easily seen here even on RFD)
There needs to be A LOT OF EDUCATION DONE BY PUBLIC HEALTH
To continue to protect ALL OF US CDNS

(I do my bit to protect you ... and in turn you do your part to protect me ... together, we protect a wider group ... it’s like how safe sex / a condom ... changed the face of AIDS. Before AIDS, condoms were rarely in use as a method of birth control / sexual protection any more ... not everyone likes condoms either, but there is SCIENCE THAT SUPPORTS THEIR USE in the fight against that virus too )

So yes ... we have to buy into these masked measure
Cuz if we don’t ... we will be
(A) Going backwards into another Surge & Isolation Phase
(B) Which could be MUCH WORSE than the first ... as was the 2nd Wave of the 1918 Pandemic
The second wave of the 1918 pandemic was much more deadly than the first. The first wave had resembled typical flu epidemics; those most at risk were the sick and elderly, while younger, healthier people recovered easily. By August, when the second wave began in France, Sierra Leone, and the United States,[102] the virus had mutated to a much more deadly form October 1918 was the month with the highest fatality rate of the whole pandemic.[103]
So NO CDN should take these preventive measures lightly ...
in total the 1918 Pandemic had 4 waves ... lasting from Spring 1918 thru to end of year 1920
We’ve learned a lot since then
But unless people heed that info
Until we get a vaccine
We could just as easily go down the same road ... unfortunately
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I imagine if everyone cooperates through this next phase with face masks maybe they can ease the restrictions at some stores with the maximum number of people in store. They'll likely maintain the social distancing lines for checkout but my hope the stores won't have to be limited to 1/4 - 1/3 full meaning more people can get in and out of the stores rather than waiting in line outside.
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Just came back from my local Longos. There were no signs or announcements made about this. The cashier didn't know and told me to ask customer service. At customer service one lady said it's always mandatory to wear masks in their store (probably thought I was referring to store staff). The other lady said it's not mandatory. When I mentioned the social media posts, she said if it's on social media then it's probably true...

Update: and I just checked my email and there's a message from the CEO confirming that face masks will be required starting May 4
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The problem is, I can't even buy mask even I try hard.
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It's on their Instagram and Facebook Page, and they sent an email out.

Email:
As a family business, our number one priority is the health and safety of our Team Members and Guests. To help protect our community, effective May 4th, 2020, all Guests will be required to wear a mask or face covering while in our stores. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 2. If you are not able to wear a mask or face covering, please speak with a manager so we can accommodate you.

As you may know, our Team Members and Suppliers wear a face covering, and now our Guests are required to do the same. Please bring a mask or face covering that covers your mouth and nose with you when you shop. Masks are also available for purchase in-store. Should you require assistance please speak with a Team Member at the entrance.

Thank you for your support and patience as we work together to keep everyone safe.

Sincerely,
Anthony Longo
President & CEO
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cheapshopper wrote: The problem is, I can't even buy mask even I try hard.
There are literally hundreds of sites that sell $10-$15 quality cotton ones that are washable and reusable. Many with cool designs too. I bought mine from a local company that shipped them out in two days. Buy a few of them, put the mask in an enclosed compartment once done using one, use hand sanitizer, wash each one in your washing machine with warm or lukewarm water after use, and wash your hands. Done, you have kept safe.

No excuse for anyone. We all need to do our part, until there is an effective vaccine or treatment.
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Personally I am a fan of the prints on these masks (they send a distinct message to anyone that gets to close) and if anyone is offended..........Oops, I am a firm believer in ask for forgiveness later. Hey and maybe I am a urologist, in which case its a totally workplace appropriate item.

http://www.utahharmreduction.org/produc ... orona-mask
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Poutinesauce wrote: We needed to do this 3 months and a half ago. Countless people have fallen sick or died because our politicians refused to admit that they were wrong in not mandating mask use in any building outside of the home.
I blame health care leadership team. They are the one saying mask is not effective and virus was not a big deal in Ontario

Not mention we had 2 months to prepare when it was happening in China . we need review the whole thing to be better if there is an one in the future after this is settled

But definitely feel we learned something from SARS, just not enough
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Poutinesauce wrote: There are literally hundreds of sites that sell $10-$15 quality cotton ones that are washable and reusable. Many with cool designs too. I bought mine from a local company that shipped them out in two days. Buy a few of them, put the mask in an enclosed compartment once done using one, use hand sanitizer, wash each one in your washing machine with warm or lukewarm water after use, and wash your hands. Done, you have kept safe.

No excuse for anyone. We all need to do our part, until there is an effective vaccine or treatment.
Can you share some reputable local retailers in GTA? I'd like buy from them if price is reasonable (in current situation), also it supports local business
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smartie wrote: Can you share some reputable local retailers in GTA? I'd like buy from them if price is reasonable (in current situation), also it supports local business
I don't live in the GTA but you can Google something like masks Canada and you will very easily find it.
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smartie wrote: Can you share some reputable local retailers in GTA? I'd like buy from them if price is reasonable (in current situation), also it supports local business
https://nowtoronto.com/lifestyle/toronto-masks/

I chose Konno
Mississauga based sports jersey manufacturer Konno is doing inexpensive $12 masks from moisture-wicking, anti-microbial polyester, complete with filter pocket. konnostore.ca
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