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How to support local businesses during COVID-19

Restaurants 

As of 3/16/2020, Governor Lamont ordered restaurants and bars to close for dine-in. Many local restaurants are still open and offering delivery, take out, or curb side. For a list of restaurants and businesses in Fairfield, please click here. Please note this list is as of May 11, 2020 and subject to change. 

You can also buy gift cards to your favorite eating establishment or store to use at a future date. 

While many coffee shops are still open, many have stopped refilling customer's reusable mugs. 

At this time, most retail stores are open however, if you choose not to visit a store, you can shop online.

Grocery Stores

Grocery store hours and delivery options as of March 19, 2020:

Food Store

Hours

Food Delivery Options

Curbside

BJs

Monday - Saturday 9 AM - 10 PM

Sunday 9 AM - 8 PM

Instacart

N/A

 Fresh Direct

On-line 

Fresh Direct

N/A

Shop Rite

7 AM - 11 PM

Shop Rite from Home

Instacart

N/A

 

Stop & Shop

Customers over the age of 60 years:

6 AM - 7:30 AM

Normal hours:

7:30 AM - 8 PM

Peapod

Temporarily unavailable, check Peapod

for when available.

Spic and Span


Spic and Span

Delivery and cashless curbside pick-up. 

Call (203) 259-1688

 Testo's  Daily 8 AM - 6 PM Testo's 

Free delivery and curbside pick up on 

groceries and takeout.

Call (203) 254-0627

 

The Pantry

Monday - Saturday 8 AM - 5 PM 

 

The Pantry

Curbside - call 203-259-0400 anytime

during pen hours and place your order.

Pickup turn around time is usually less than

30 minutes in most cases.

Pickup from 10 AM - 4:30 PM

Trader Joe's 9 AM - 7 PM N/A  N/A

Whole Foods

7 AM - 8 AM for Seniors

8 AM - 8 PM Normal Hours

Amazon Prime

 N/A


Grocery stores and shopping:

The Town is receiving numerous calls and emails about people not taking all safety precautions while shopping at grocery and other stores. The Town in highly encouraging residents to take the following steps when shopping:

  • If you are sick, please do not go to the store.
  • Only one person from your household should be going to the store and doing the shopping. 
  • Try not to make multiple trips to the grocery store per week. Buy what you need for the week, and not more so that others have access to needed products. 
  • Before you go to the store, make a list of items you need and stick to it. 
  • Touch only items that you intend to buy.
  • Maintain a 6ft distance from others.
  • We strongly recommend that you wear a mask or cloth face covering. This will help protect those around you. Gloves are not necessary, however if you choose to wear gloves please dispose of them properly. 
  • Do not touch your face, and use 60% alcohol based hand sanitizer frequently when shopping.
  • When you come home, make sure to wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. 

Changes to grocery stores order:

  • Occupancy capped at 50 percent of store capacity. At entrance, staff will maintain a count of the number of customers entering and exiting stores.
  • Clearly mark 6-feet spacing in lines on floor at checkout lines and other high-traffic areas and, as much as practicable, provide ways to encourage 6-feet spacing in lines outside the store.
  • Post conspicuous signage and floor markings to direct customers and limit bottlenecks and/or encourage spacing and flow in high-density areas.
  • Have aisles be one-way in stores where practicable to maximize spacing between customers. Identify the one-way aisles with conspicuous signage and/or floor markings.
  • Maximize space between customers and employees at checkout lines, including, but not limited to, only using every other checkout line, where and when possible.
  • Install Plexiglas shields to separate employees from customers at checkout lines and other areas in the store where practicable.
  • Communicate with customers through in-store signage, and public service announcements and advertisements, there should only be one person per household during shopping trips, whenever possible.
  • Discontinue all self-serve foods (e.g., salad bar, olive bar) and product sampling.
  • Allow touchless credit card transactions. If not possible, sanitize credit card machines (including pen) regularly and consistently.
  • Cart and basket handles sanitized between uses (by staff).
  • Wherever possible, employees will wear gloves and face masks at all times that they are interacting with customers and/or handling products.