MUSKEGON, MI – Marijuana dispensaries are advising customers to place their cannabis orders online to help reduce the possible spread of coronavirus COVID-19.
Bella Sol Wellness Centers and Park Place Provisionary, both located in Muskegon, say by placing orders online, customers can reduce time spent in line at their shops.
The provisionaries sell both medical and recreational marijuana products.
Both have limited the number of customers allowed inside at once.
At Bella Sol, 1839 Peck St., the number of customers allowed in its waiting area is limited to four. A notice from Bella Sol advises customers to call 231-766-7929 when they arrive outside and they will be placed on a list to be allowed inside.
Orders can be placed on Bella Sol’s website.
Park Place, 1922 Park St., posted a notice on Facebook that says customers should pre order products from its website “and we will get you in and out as quickly as possible with the minimal contact required for your transaction.”
Park Place also advised that some customers may be asked to wait outside depending on how many are inside.
In order to limit exposure to the coronavirus, Michigan is temporarily allowing curbside pickup at marijuana stores across the state.
Bella Sol says it is screening employees at the start of the workday and both say they are sanitizing and cleaning the shops throughout the day.
In joint coronavirus guidelines from the White House and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans are urged to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people. In addition, citizens are advised to stay 6 feet away from others in public places.
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Michigan’s State Emergency Operations Center is coordinating state-government resources and the response to the coronavirus spread. It has shared the following tips:
What you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases:
· Always cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue or sleeve.
· Stay home if you are sick and advise others to do the same.
· Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
· Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
· Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, if soap and warm water are not available.
· Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (computers, keyboards, desks, etc.).
· It’s not too late to get your flu shot! While the influenza vaccine does not protect against COVID-19 infection, it can help keep you healthy during the flu season.
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