Non permanent indicators in entrance of the High quality Care Pharmacy in Pinehurst, and its sister retailer in Seven Lakes, learn the identical, “Please use the drive through.”
Pharmacist Jason Joyce mentioned he’s searching for each his employees and prospects greatest pursuits. To perform meaning not solely shutting the doorways of his family-owned enterprise, he’s additionally taking a no-contact method with gross sales.
“With every little thing taking place to restrict the unfold of COVID-19, we’ve determined to shut the entrance finish of our enterprise and can solely be accepting bank cards. No money,” Joyce mentioned. “We try to go to zero contact from one individual to a different.”
Bank card info, medical insurance card info, even affected person consent for prescription info is now being collected verbally — both by cellphone or in-person on the pharmacy’s drive-thru home windows. For comfort, prospects could name forward to request any off-the-shelf gadgets along with prescriptions.
High quality Care Pharmacy additionally presents supply companies of medical provides.
“We’re a healthcare enterprise, however we’re additionally a retail enterprise. We’ve been busy,” he added, noting issues have tapered off a bit because the weekend nears.
The prospect of transmitting the novel coronavirus by dealing with money is minimal, well being specialists say, however touching door handles or sharing pens on the checkout counter can positively unfold germs.
Rachel Jurgens, proprietor of the Pony Espresso espresso store in Southern Pines is taking no probabilities. She and her employees have begun asking prospects to drop their money fee into paper baggage that she units apart for deposit.
Different companies are placing related precautionary measures in place to guard themselves and the general public.
On Tuesday, Pinehurst Brewing Co. will start accepting solely bank card transactions. No money allowed.
The DoorDash meals supply service introduced to prospects that it’s on-line platform was up to date to a “go away it at my door” default setting. If you need your order given to you straight by-hand, it’s a must to request that additional step.
And EZ Bites NC, a small locally-owned grocery and concierge service has additionally introduced they provide no contact supply, upon request.