With the order from the PA Governor and the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department Health regarding the closure of all businesses that are not life sustain, our local business community has taken the COVID-19 threat very seriously. Even before the order was announced last Thursday, our business community had already been well on its way preparing for the crises.
Our grocery stores, that we all depend on, were already implementing expanded cleaning and disinfecting there stores. Lisa from the Emlenton’s IGA said, “Here at the IGA cleanliness is a daily priority. We have strict standards that we adhere to. We also devote time to deep cleaning when time permits. However with the COVID-19 crises we have doubled our efforts in keeping everything as clean and disinfected as possible for the safety of our customers and our employees.” Also, she said, “Our store hours will remain the same, and we are striving to keep our shelves as stocked as possible to meet our customers’ needs.” She added, “We have great cooks in our Deli Department too, where we have hot foods, fried chicken and more every day.”
Tom of Tom’s Riverside in Knox is just as much concerned about the health and safety of his employees and customers. He commented that, “We are now engaging in ongoing enhanced sanitation regularly throughout our stores and are also requesting that any customer or employee that has a fever or feels unwell to refrain from entering.” He continued, “We will continue to have product available for sale as long as our wholesaler continues to deliver it. At this time, we have not seen any major disruption in service levels from them.” And he added, “We are committed to serving our communities safely and responsibly.”
Many of the local restaurants have enhanced their take-out menus, since seating is now temporarily off-limits. Our restaurant advertisers can be found on page 1 and on page 3 in today’s paper. Be sure to check out their ads and give them a call. You will see Emlenton Plaza Restaurant, Foxburg Pizza, Little it Deli, Bob’s Place in Parker, Pizza Joe in Chicora, Allegheny Grille, All-Stars, Blue Collar Tavern, Also there is Welter’s Country Store and Slater’s Meats & More, and again, the Emlenton IGA and Tom’s Riverside in Knox, New Bethlehem and Rimersburg.
We hope you will give our advertisers extra consideration when you decide to “get hungry” and need something to eat. Without our advertisers, The Progress News couldn’t exist.
Remember, each one of these food establishments have taken extra steps in protecting their customers with regular cleanliness throughout the day to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
And for those of you locally who can’t get out of the house the Knights of Columbus have been offering to do errands. Holy Name Council #4602 in Emlenton, is offering to perform small errands for anyone in the area who needs assistance during the Corona Virus quarantine period. For help contact Grand Knight, Ken Maleski at: 814-758-5377 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org