Officials tell Action News that the shutdown will take effect in 42 Philadelphia Wawa stores beginning Friday at 5 p.m.
“Following recent guidance from Philadelphia City officials, as of March 27, we are temporarily suspending ordering food service in our Philadelphia stores. To help offset this temporary change, we are expanding our express offer of both hot and cold food to include more options, “Wawa said in a statement.
This suspension only applies to Philadelphia Wawa stores.
“This change in our Philadelphia City stores will allow us to move people through the store faster and keep their interactions short, while encouraging the practice of social distance. As a major provider, we will remain open to serve our Philadelphia community with hot and cold Express items and an assortment of supplies and packaged goods, keeping the health and safety of all associates and customers in our store our top priority, “the company added.
Wawa customers can still purchase goods through delivery partners in Philadelphia.
On Wednesday, Wawa officials announced that an employee of a Philadelphia store was infected with the virus. The employee worked in the store at 2535 Aramingo Avenue. The store is temporarily closed as the company evaluates the situation.
Another worker in Lehigh County was also confirmed to be infected with the virus.
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