Wake Up Call Town Hall #3

April 21, 2020

The Wake Up Call is pleased to announce our third Wake Up Call Town Hall!! We are stopping the music once again to talk to people, community and civic leaders to answer questions YOU have about anything regarding COVID-19! THIS FRIDAY, April 24th at 8AM! Join Mayor Steinberg, Police Chief Hahn, multiple doctors that work in mental health, emergency rooms, and developing a vaccine, and many other leaders Friday morning at 8AM! 

Guest Speakers:

Mayor Darrell Steinberg

Police Chief Daniel Hahn

Dr. Chris Donaghue from “Loveline” on RADIO.COM - Mental Health Expert

Dr. Caravelli - ER Doctor at Kaiser Roseville

Sarah Ives from Distributed Bio in San Francisco (also featured in Netflix series “Pandemic”) - Developing A COVID-19 treatment

Ron Fong - President/CEO of California Grocers Association

Here are 10 guidelines to help ensure a safe shopping experience for everyone:

1. Only visit the grocery store when it’s essential, and then buy only what you need for one week, or a little more. Be creative with what you have on hand before going to the store and don’t overbuy. There is enough for all if we keep shopping patterns normal.

2. Help reduce store crowding. Don’t bring extra people on your visit to the store if at all possible.

3. Practice social distancing within the store. The CDC guideline is 6-feet – the safe distance to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. An average grocery cart is 3-feet long, so keep a distance of two grocery carts between you and others.

4. Inspect produce with your eyes, not your hands. To avoid unnecessary handling of fruits and vegetables use a produce bag to make your selection.

5. Avoid unnecessary handling of all items in store. Try not to pick up cans or boxes or other products unless you plan to buy. Let your eyes guide your choice.

6. Don’t crowd the check stand. • Keep your distance from the person in front of you. As a courtesy, some grocers have marked the floors in and around the checkout area to assist you in keeping a safe distance. • Wait until the customer in front of you has finished collecting their groceries before unloading your groceries at the check stand.

7. Treat grocery employees with kindness. They are working hard to provide everyone with safe access to the food and supplies they need. Be patient as they go about their work including additional cleaning protocols and consider acknowledging them with a big “thank you”.

8. Be aware of your store’s special hours or procedures. Many grocers are offering special shopping hours exclusively for seniors or other vulnerable populations. Check out your store’s website or call in advance.

9. Allow for extra time. Some stores are queuing customers outside their main entrance to reduce crowding within the store.

10. Consider online or delivery options to get your grocery essentials. Delivery and online options are available in many parts of the state.

Mike Testa - Visit Sacramento