Goodness Me! is committed to caring for the health and well-being of our customers and our employees.
As we navigate through this COVID-19 pandemic, we have made a number of changes to ensure we continue to offer a safe environment for our customers to shop in and our staff to come to work.
Creating a Safe Environment for Our Customers:
Increased Routine Cleaning: Increased sanitization of common areas such as countertops, cash lanes, and bathroom door handles. Hand & Cart Sanitization stations have been set up at the front entrance of all of our stores.
Social Distancing Measures: All cash lanes have plexiglass installed and floor decals to remind everyone to maintain social distancing of 6 feet
Prioritizing Good Hygiene Practices: Implementing continuous reminders about good hygiene practices and reminding staff to wash hands every 15 minutes
Safer Storage for Prepared Foods: Goodness Me! muffins and cookies are individually wrapped, hot bar and salad bar options are now available pre-packaged for easy grab-and-go
Cards over Cash: We prefer you use cards over cash for payment
Reusable Bags: If you choose to use reusable bags, we ask that you pack your own
Senior Shopping Option: We encourage seniors looking to shop during quieter hours to visit from 8-9 AM every day
Eatery Dine-In: Suspended until further notice
Suspending All Food and Beverage Sampling In-Store: All food and beverage sampling in stores have stopped until further notice
Suspending Educational Programs In-Store: Allin-store programs have been canceled and our team is ramping up webinars so we can continue to stay connected and educate our community
Staying Informed: Closely monitoring the situation, and regularly providing all of our store staff with the most up-to-date safety guidelines, as recommended by Health Canada and other health officials
Limited In-Store Shoppers: We are limiting the number of shoppers in-store at one time to create space need for social distancing
Contactless Pickup: Curbside Pickup at all Goodness Me! Available at all locations
We are listening to and understanding the concerns of our staff
We are open for our full store hours, which gives our staff the opportunity to continue to earn their full compensation as well as enabling more space per customer per hour
Additional $2.25 /hour for store staff: In appreciation of our front line workers we announced a temporary $2.25 per hour wage increase, effective immediately, with no fixed end date
We are also providing a free meal daily for each person working in our stores
In addition to a free meal per day and 50% off selected prepared foods to take home, we are also providing our staff with a range of free supplements that will boost their immune systems to help them stay healthy
While we are encouraging our staff to follow Canadian health authority guidance as they serve, we do not force anyone to work
How are we doing?
COVID-19 Inspection: A recent visit from a COVID-19 government inspector gave us rave reviews saying, we are doing a fantastic job!