Toronto’s beloved St. Lawrence Market remains open, but is now screening customers during peak times.
According to the Market, “dring peak times the Market is conducting entrance screenings of all visitors including customers, staff and delivery personnel. Screenings will be conducted at the South Market and Farmers on Saturdays and additional screenings may be added at other expected peak times.”
The screenings will include questions about symptoms, travelling, as well as any possible close contact with COVID-19.
The Market states that if visitors answer yes to any of these screening questions, they will be advised not to enter.
“Screenings are intended to protect the wellbeing of customers and those working in the Market. All visitors are asked to answer questions truthfully and to the best of their ability,” they say on their website.
The Market has centralized access point to manage customer traffic at the South (main) Market and the Saturday Farmers Market at 125 The Esplanade.
In addition to centralizing entrances, the Market is reminding customers to keep physical distance when entering the Market.
“To help customers perform physical distancing the Market will continue to limit the number of customers inside the building at this time,” according to the St. Lawrence Market.
Reminder: St. Lawrence Market is conducting entrance screenings of all customers at peak times including Saturdays at the South Market and Farmers Market. Capacity in both buildings is also being limited. See the Market’s full #COVID19 response at https://t.co/dTNVGjj6rU
— St. Lawrence Market (@StLawrenceMkt) April 3, 2020
The St. Lawrence Market is a public food market that provides fresh and prepared foods to local residents.
It continues to be open to the public for regular hours of operation, and is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
It says its merchants, farmers and vendors have the option to reduce their store hours or close their store or stall. Those that have reduced hours or are closed have signage posted on site. A full list of stores with reduced hours or closures is available online.
All non-essential (non-food) businesses at the St. Lawrence Market have temporarily closed until further notice.