Randolph County Establishes Guidelines for Retail Stores and Grocers

Governor Eric Holcomb has declared a public health emergency for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak ("COVID-19") pursuant to I.C. 10-14-3-12. Executive Order 20-08 closed certain businesses in Indiana and allowed essential businesses to remain open during the COVID-19 emergency. 
The Randolph County Commissioners and the Randolph County Health Department through its Health Officer, Dr. Kenneth Sowinski in furtherance of Executive Order 20-08 and I.C. 10-14-3-17(j) to prevent crowding at retail stores and grocery stores issues the following necessary guidelines that are to be instituted as of Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 5:00 PM:
Social Distancing:
  1. Allow no more than 10% of stated fire capacity in the store at a time. Require staff to count the number of customers entering and exiting the store and to enforce those limits.
  2. Clearly mark 6’ spacing lines and other high-traffic areas and consider ways to encourage spacing if there are lines outside. Consider posting signage or using ropes to direct customers and to limit bottlenecks/encourage flow in high-density areas of stores.
  3. Designate employees to monitor social distancing and assist customers.
  4. Maximize space between customers and employees at checkout.
Cleaning and sanitation:
  5. Designate employee(s) to ensure the cleaning guidelines set by the CDC are followed.
  6. Discontinue self-serve foods and product sampling.
Limit time in-store, especially for vulnerable populations:
  7. Establish exclusive hours for those in high-risk populations, including seniors.
  8. For our larger grocery stores and retailers (those with greater than 25,000 SF), we are encouraging them to offer pickup and/or delivery options.