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Boise Co-op adapts to COVID-19

Boise Co-op adapts to COVID-19
Posted at 4:01 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 19:20:07-04

BOISE AND MERIDIAN, Idaho — It may be over 45 years old, but the Boise Co-op is anything but antiquated when it comes to protecting against coronavirus. During the pandemic, the co-op became early adopters of social distancing and the practices that keep vendors, customers and employees safe.

"Some feel like 'oh should I wear a mask, or shouldn't I wear a mask?' and when our staff is modeling that behavior, it really makes customers feel more comfortable taking those steps in public," said Mo Valko, Boise Co-op Director of Marketing.

Both the north Boise and The Village Co-op locations have cut back on hours for the time being. Online ordering and curbside pick-up is available.

Shoppers are encouraged to wear masks, come without other family members and keep their distance from others while inside the stores. The first hour of shopping every day is reserved for the elderly, those in other high-risk groups and pregnant women.