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April 16, 2020
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Diane Gonzolas, City Communications, 402-525-1520

Residents Urged to Shop Safely

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird today shared recommendations for businesses and consumers on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. She was joined by City Council Chair Jane Raybould, an executive at B&R Stores, which operates the Super Saver and Russ's Market stores.

"Whether grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions, having a vehicle repaired, or other essential reasons for leaving your home, it's important that both you and the businesses you visit practice physical distancing and take other precautionary steps to prevent the spread of the virus," Mayor Gaylor Baird said.

Gaylor Baird and Raybould both thanked the employees at the businesses for their hard work.

"These essential workers are braving so many uncertainties and showing up to work, working long hours and serving those in our community," Raybould said. "As we know, it is up to each and every one of us to do our part - however big or small - in keeping each other safer."

Raybould also thanked the Nebraska Grocery Industry Association for sharing its safety recommendations with its members. She said those with symptoms of COVID-19 - fever, cough and shortness of breath - must stay home. Only one person in a household should go to a business, and grocery shopping should be limited to one trip a week. Shoppers should wear face coverings and disposable gloves and stay at least six feet away from others. Shoppers should pay attention to one-way aisles and floor markings at the checkouts to promote physical distancing.

Other recommendations include the following:

More information on the City's response to COVID-19 is available at 

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