Current Operational and Safety Procedures

The Coop has put in place policies and practices to support our operations to run efficiently, to help keep the Coop community healthy and to facilitate access to shopping for all.

All posted policies and practices are subject to change. 
Updated  06/05/2024

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Face Mask Policy

Face masks are required on the shopping floor every Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. This policy applies to members shopping or working and Coop staff. Masks will be available at the entrance desk for those needing one.

This new face mask policy started on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, and will be in effect until reversed by a decision of the General Meeting. The policy to support immune compromised or medically vulnerable members or those with other risk-related concerns was passed by a vote of 70-52 at the October 31 General Meeting.

If You have a Respiratory Virus, including Covid-19

Stay home and away from others if you have respiratory virus symptoms that can’t be explained by another cause such as seasonal allergies. These symptoms can include fever, chills, fatigue, cough, runny nose, and headache. Respiratory viruses include Covid-19, flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

We request that you follow CDC, NYC Department of Health, NYS Department of Health, or your healthcare provider’s instructions for when it is safe for you to resume activities outside of your home.

If you have scheduled shifts, please cancel them through your Member Services account. If you need someone to shop for you, see the section on Authorized Shoppers below or send another Coop member to buy your groceries.

The Coop urges all members to keep up-to-date on the guidance issued by the NYC Department of Health or the CDC

Capacity Limits
  1. To control crowding on the shopping floor and ensure a pleasant shopping experience for all Coop members, adult members must take a carrot tag when entering the Coop to shop on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday. If carrot tags are not available, please wait outside in front of the Coop until you are waved in by the entrance desk worker.
    1. Carrot tags are no longer in use on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.
    2. Children, aged up to 18 years old, accompanied by their parent(s) do NOT need to take a carrot tag.
    3. Children with a child of card unaccompanied by their parent(s) will receive a carrot tag.
  2. Due to space constraints, no large personal carts in the Coop are allowed on the shopping floor. Please store your cart outside the Coop in the cart corral.
Authorizing a Non-Member to Shop for You

Members who are currently on parental or health leave or have elder status may request a non-member to shop for them. Members can apply for a non-member authorized shopper through their Member Services account. If you have any questions, please contact the Membership Office for further information.