CHICO, Calif. - The Chico Farmers Market is staying open and taking measures to ensure shopper safety as coronavirus numbers rise.
The market said they have remained in contact with the city and the county to ensure a safe and healthy environment for a market.
Saturday, workers told Action News Now that they had a busier morning than usual and still saw around the same amount of people.
However, they did take extra precautions to make sure people were safe.
Farmer's Market Assistant Manager, Savannah Jackell said, "We are trying to keep all of the vendor booths at least 6 feet away and so we have an empty parking lot space in between each booth, we are also asking musicians, unfortunatley, to not play for the next week or so in order to not collect crowds, we are also asking customers to come by themselves, not to come as a group."
What is the market doing to help?
- Disposable gloves for shoppers
- Extra hand-washing stations
- Social distancing of booths
- Sanitizing porta-potty & hand-washing stations regularly
- No samples
- No tables to sit and eat at
- No musicians
- No Chico Velo bike parking
- Pre-bagging of vegetables when possible
Shoppers are also being asked to help out by not attending if they are feeling under-the-weather, practicing social distancing at booths, shop-and-go and washing the produce once home.
On their Facebook, the market said they will remain open on Saturdays and Wednesdays, rain or shine.
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