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ASHLAND – With residents concerned about safety when shopping at grocery store during this COVID-19 pandemic, Ashland Health Director Mark Oram released a statement.

“Please be informed that the Food Inspector and I have been in contact with the grocery store managers over the past several weeks and continue to contact them to review their COVID-19 operating procedures as directed by the State. We have also provided the grocery store managers information on COVID-19 procedures to follow, including safety measures to prevent the transmission of disease,” said Oram.

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“As their customers, we suggest you continue to follow social distancing when shopping for your food, even if you are wearing a mask,” said Oram.

“Please wash your hands when returning home with your groceries,” said Oram.

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“Please be assured the grocery stores are following the protocols and trying to make a safe shopping environment,” said Oram.

“I am confident that they understand the protocols and have a good plans in place,” added the Ashland Health Director.

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“We emphasize the importance of hand washing, do not touch your face, stay home if sick, social distancing, wearing a mask per CDC guidelines when out in public places, such as a grocery store and we recommend you limit your trips to the grocery stores. Feel free to contact me with any questions at 508-881-0100, ext 7922,” concluded Oram.

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