Longo's to begin temperature checks at some stores

Remote thermometre_Vladyslav Danilin

An Ontario grocery chain says it will begin screening customers for COVID-19 at some locations as part of a pilot project.

Longo's with stores in Hamilton, Burlington and surrounding areas says guests at select stores will be asked to complete a Wellness Screening including contactless temperature checks before entering the store.

Face coverings for customers will also become mandatory at some locations.

On its website, Longo's officials say the wellness screening has been reviewed and approved by public health.

The chain says it understands these represent signficant changes to customers shopping experience and they thank everyone for their support.

No word on which stores are included in the pilot project.