2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Recommendations:

Grocery Stores & Gas Stations

Updated 3/26/2020

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Special Notice:

Grocery stores and gas stations are considered critical businesses and not included in stay-at -home orders. This guidance is intended to provide recommendations for this specific industry. This guidance is updated frequently so please check back for the most recent recommendations. For the full stay-at-home order click here.  

March 25, 2020

What is Novel Coronavirus?

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include; fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The incubation period ranges from 2-14 days. There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person; between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

General Guidance for Grocery Stores and Gas Stations

Grocery Stores

Summary of key FDA guidance

Before you have a case of COVID-19 in your staff

If you have a case of COVID-19 in your staff

Gas Stations

Obtain Accurate Information

In rapidly changing health events and outbreaks such as COVID-19, there can be large amounts of incorrect or partially correct information that can add to stress and confusion. Providing current, accurate, and frequent updates can help reduce stress and fear.

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Adapted from: Federal Drug Administration, Colorado Office of the Governor