Miami-Dade Mayor Orders Supermarkets to Limit Store Capacities

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People were seen waiting in lines outside Miami-Dade supermarkets Friday after the county's mayor issued an order for stores to limit crowding inside their facilities.

Mayor Carlos Gimenez's order calls for essential commercial and retail establishments that provide unpackaged food for consumption to limit capacity and monitor entrances and exits.

Gimenez also ordered to close of salad bars, self-serve food stations (except pre-packaged grab and go items) and encouraged sanitary practices for employees and customers.

Stores were also encouraged to allow employees to wear masks, gloves and personal protective equipment.

Publix has installed plexiglass barriers at several locations throughout the stores, such as registers and pharmacies, in an effort to prevent spreading the virus while interacting with customers.

Most grocery stores have adjusted their hours for employees to have more time in restocking shelves and sanitizing.

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