“Mayor Bowser needs to act now to put a policy in place in the District of no more than 10 customers per 10,000 square feet with a maximum of 50 customers in a store at a time.” That’s the demand by UFCW Local 400, which represents thousands of grocery store workers in the metro DC area. ““These actions will not just protect our members, but also everyone in the community who continues to need access to food in a safe and healthy location,” Local 400 said on Friday. The union also continued its call for grocery store workers to be designated first responders. “A shortage of personal protecting equipment should not be an excuse to delay designating grocery store workers as first responders now so that they can have access to District-provided testing sites, which are currently restricted to healthcare workers, first responders, and high-risk residents. Grocery workers on the frontlines of this crisis need this testing now and there is no reason to delay,” said Local 400. “The time to act is now, now now!” Click here to sign the petition.
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