Amid California’s spike in Covid cases, it is more important than ever to exercise precaution.
This week Governor Newsom rolled several counties back to the most restrictive purple tier. Indoor dining is now prohibited in most of the state and a statewide curfew is being considered as an extra measure.
In order to make shopping as safe as possible for everyone during the pandemic and ease some of the anxiety around being in public, many grocery stores have offered special hours for seniors and people who are considered high-risk. Now, in addition to their regular Covid-19 precautions, a local natural food cooperative is taking it one step further.
Rainbow Grocery, providing the Bay Area with the widest selection of organic and locally sourced products since 1975, is offering Mission District shoppers the option to shop during pre-reserved time slots after closing.
The grocery store has held their Rainbow Reserved Holiday Shopping event from 9 pm to 11 pm the last two Saturdays, capping the number of people allowed in the store during each session at 30. The event was a success, so Rainbow Grocery is now extending the event just in time for Thanksgiving next week!
Shoppers can do their holiday shopping in peace by reserving 30 minute slots from this Saturday, November 21 through next Tuesday, November 24.
The capacity of the store will be capped at 35 people per session. That’s about half of the number of people for their usual Covid capacity, giving shoppers plenty of space to pick up all of the supplies they need for their holiday meals.
Sessions start at 9:15 pm, 9:45 pm, 10 pm or 10:30 pm, depending on the evening. After making a reservation, customers can enter the store at their designated time through the garage, where they can park (or lock up their bike). Find more information here.
Location: 1745 Folsom St.
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