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Canadian supermarket chain to check temperature of shoppers before entering stores

One supermarket chain in Canada isn't taking any chances when it comes to the pandemic and will begin offering temperature checks for shoppers before they enter their stores.

T&T; Supermarket announced yesterday they'll begin offering temperature checks for customers starting this Monday at some of its stores; a practice it had already introduced for employees.

"As we all know fever is the most common symptoms for COVID-19," the company wrote in a Facebook post. "In order to protect our customers and staffs, we will be providing temperature check service starting on the coming Monday."

The check involves a handheld infrared monitoring device that scans the customer's forehead and is entirely voluntary.

The popular supermarket chain operates stores in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta.

T&T; has also instituted a number of other measures meant to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, like social distancing, senior priority hours and placing hand sanitizer stations around the store.

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Morgan Everett

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