Alpha8472 wrote: ↑
March 29th, 2020, 2:40 am
There are some people who have requested that we bring their medication to their cars as they have the coronavirus. Usually it is one person picking up for the entire family as they are all infected. They just pull their car right up to the front door. I can imagine that most people would want to use a drive through pharmacy instead, but you have to pick up the drive thru phone. I would not recommend touching the drive thru phone unless you are wearing gloves. Also use a kleenex if you using the credit card reader.
Again it must be the differences in chains/time built and such - the CVS I referred to above has a simple button to push to call the person inside (they do pick up what looks like a phone receiver) - think I've only used it once as generally they are there waiting as they just finished with another customer.
Also, thinking of when we used a card there, and I'm fairly sure the cashier had to run it somewhere by the register (no self pad like you'd see at an interior register).
storewanderer wrote: ↑
March 29th, 2020, 7:58 pm
I went to 2 CVS today (I am really asking for it...). But they were pretty much deserted of customers.
First CVS, a store built by CVS, everything was completely normal as if nothing was going on. No weird signs, no employees in masks, same old set up at the front end when paying (no plastic covers or anything).
Second CVS, a few miles from the first one. This was a newer former Longs. Notices all over the door about the virus, that they do not have tests for the virus, and not to enter the store if you have the virus. I walked into the store and noticed the employee had a mask on. After selecting my items and going up to pay, this store since it is an old Longs still has supermarket style large conveyor belt checkstands. They had a bunch of milk crates piled in front of the scanner area, then there was tape on the floor past the milk crates. I wonder how often they clean the milk crates. The pinpad had been detached from the checkstand and it was halfway on the milk crates and half way hanging off the checkstand. The employee before she would get behind the checkstand instructed me to "stand behind the tape." Which I already was, but okay. Then she entered the checkstand and input my items and bagged them and literally threw the bag over to the surface of the milk crate. Then she asked how I was paying and I told her card. She said "okay, as soon as I step back from behind the register you can walk into the taped area and run your card." She stepped back into the customer space of the next checkstand and then after I paid the receipt printed and she asked if I want the receipt. Yes, I want the receipt since it has my earned Extra Bucks on it. So she said okay, then she took the receipt off the printer and pushed it as close to the milk crates as she could then said "okay you can walk forward and take your receipt now." I understand and really appreciate being cautious, but this interaction was really something else.
I know someone who was in a store today - this one installed 2 self checks and was asking everyone to use those, though the gentleman working (who had a mask) came over to help as this person is not used to self checkouts.
I did see that Walgreens yesterday had added stacks of bins in front of the counter to increase distance between customer and cashier, and Rite Aid the cashier asked you to put the money on the counter, then placed change and receipt there to avoid direct contact.