Businesses take extra precautions to combat COVID-19


Emma Crampton

With the numerous businesses open during the COVID-19 pandemic, places like Abercrombie and Wing Bucket are taking additional precautions to ensure the safety of their employees and customers.

Ananda Ghoshal, Staff Reporter

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, students who work for businesses that still gather many consumers are taking extra precautionary measures to ensure their safety. 

“Before, we used to wear masks and limit the amount of people we let inside the store,” senior Neekie Ansari said. “But, as the pandemic progresses we started to clean the register multiple times throughout the shift- especially before each customer.”

Ansari says that staying away from returned items is the biggest thing her and other coworkers have done to limit contact with customer items and spread of the virus.

“Compared to before, we now usually take returns and leave them for a few days before we put them out,” she said. “I think that really limited the spread of the virus among me and my coworkers.”

As places such as Abercrombie have added more safety measures as the pandemic progresses, senior Amy Nguyen says at Wing Bucket, where she works, has been strict since the beginning.

“In the beginning we were very strict, and we still are, and because of that, we’ve known what to do and how to handle everything,” she said. “We come into contact with people who may or may not have the virus- we’ll never know for sure, so, we have to wear gloves and sanitize everything as much as we can.”