Take the ‘Shop once a week’ Pledge.
Our actions make a difference.
As the state moves into Phase 2, Weaver Street Market plans to keep our customer capacity at 20%–a level that has proven effective for social distancing. You can help.
Take the ‘Shop Once a Week’ Pledge.
As a community, we have the power to protect ourselves as shoppers and workers. That’s where the ‘Shop Once a Week’ Pledge comes in. It’s a simple, yet powerful way to act together as a co-op. Taking the pledge is a commitment to:
Shop once a week and buy a week’s worth of groceries, or shop online.
Get a weekly reward.
In return for taking the pledge—and increasing safety–you’ll also receive a weekly reward, which you can redeem online as well as in- store. You’ll also get an update about the difference that you’re making to keep our co-op at 20% capacity.
Here’s what else we’ll do to maintain social distancing.
In addition to the pledge, here’s what else we’ll do to stay at 20% capacity and maintain social distancing:
- Starting Sunday May 31st, we’ll increase store hours to 10am-8pm daily. This will spread our customer count over two additional hours a day.
- Keep both indoor and outdoor dining closed.
- Continue to require face coverings, and maintain our other social distancing measures.
Our plan is based on our own experience as well as data on the pandemic.
Although 50% capacity is now permitted, we want to stay at 20%. Here’s why:
- Since we never closed our stores, we have gained experience over the last seven weeks. We have demonstrated that 20% capacity works, and we want to prevent an increase in customer traffic that would make social distancing more difficult.
- We track data from several sources. The results for North Carolina are mixed, and some models show a potential increase in the number of infections as a result of re-opening. No one knows what will happen, but we want to err on the side of safety.
Let’s work together as a co-op.
By working together as a co-op, we can do things that other businesses can’t do. Although there is a lot of attention placed on government actions, in the end it’s really up to us. Our actions as the Weaver Street community do make a difference.
Thank you for all that you’re doing.
It’s difficult to get by in these uncertain times. We know it’s stressful and we appreciate your continued efforts.