Fareway Workers Stand up Against the Coronavirus



Kennedy Rees, Staff

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the globe, and a small Fareway grocery store in Manchester, Iowa, is no exception. 

To deal with the pandemic, Fareway part-time employees’ hours have been cut. Kaylie Winston (11), a part-time employee at Fareway, usually works three to four hours a week. “Now I have less hours since we close at seven,” Winston said. 

According to Winston, the use of cleaning products has risen. Employees are encouraged to wipe the cart handles and hand sanitizer is available at each registor. Also, social distancing stickers have been placed along the floor to remind customers to stay six feet apart.

Winston uses hand sanitizer frequently throughout her day. “Sometimes I use the sink in the back and wash my hands with soap and water,” Winston said. 

Even with all these safety precautions, there’s still a chance of employees or customers catching the coronavirus. In spite of those risks, Winston and many other workers are working willingly “so people can buy their food,” Winston said.

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