The next time you go to Hy-Vee to grab a few essentials, you will need to leave your reusable bags in the car.

Starting Friday, March 20th, customers shopping at Hy-Vee locations will not be able to use reusable bags.  According to the press release sent by Hy-Vee, the reason is that "it is difficult to monitor their cleanliness".  There isn't a date on when these can return at this point.

Because it is not always easy to know the sanitization procedures customers are taking at their homes to keep the bags clean, this is one more way the grocer is helping prevent the spread of the virus. - press release from Hy-Vee Inc.

Hy-Vee's Chairman, CEO, and president, Randy Edeker, also stated: “The spread of this virus is asking us all to take extraordinary measures and change the way we live our lives."

Another extraordinary measure that customers will start seeing in stores are temporary window panels installed at checkouts.  These are already in place at the Des Moines stores and will be in place at Hy-Vee stores in Minnesota in the next few days.

Hy-Vee recently changed their hours and have set aside time each day for customers who are 60 years or older, expectant mothers and anyone with an underlying health condition. You can read more about that and their new store hours here.

Have you noticed another business in town changing how they operate due to the coronavirus!  Or maybe a local business that is stepping up to help those in our community?  Let me know! Send me a message on my Facebook page (Jessica On The Radio) or DM me on Instagram.

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