COVID-19 UPDATES

Please check this page frequently as what we have in stock and how we are running the store will be evolving day by day! Unfortunately, these changes could be implemented with little or no advance notice to our community. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we navigate this unpredictable situation collectively. For the most up-to-date info, please call 503-287-4333!

NEW STORE POLICIES

Our temporary hours are now 10 AM – 8 PM daily to accommodate more time for stocking and cleaning.

For the safety of our workers and staff, only 15 people will be allowed in the store at a time for 20 minutes or less. If there is a line to shop, we appreciate your patience and mindfulness of staying 6 feet apart from each other. When you enter, you will be greeted by a friendly door person who will give you a sanitized basket or cart. We are now using a handy customer counter to make sure we don’t have too many people shopping!

SANITATION PROCEDURES

Alberta Co-op is taking the impacts of Coronavirus very seriously. We are monitoring the developments closely and will consider all recommended precautions to protect the health of our shoppers and staff. We are reminding employees to be vigilant about handwashing and are asking anyone with cold/flu symptoms to stay home. We’re doing what we can to help everyone stay well!

Current sanitation procedures:

  • Counter and pin pads wiped down regularly with bleach
  • Workers will sanitize hands as often as possible
  • Hand baskets and cart handles will be cleaned as often as possible
  • Door handles frequently sanitized
  • Reusable containers no longer allowed
  • Bottle returns not accepted

Please use our hand sanitizer dispensers in the store:

  • Near the registers above the hand baskets
  • Column beside grocery carts
  • Next to the bulk herb station

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • Be patient and kind
  • Only come in if you truly need to
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after entering
  • Help bag your own groceries if you are able
  • Pay with credit/debit if possible to limit cash handling
  • Only touch the products you are going to buy
  • Please do not enter the store if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or exhibit any flu symptoms

DEPARTMENT UPDATES

PRODUCE

  • We will not have produce specials for the time being.
  • Salad mix and bulk spinach are now prepackaged and will remain so for the foreseeable future.  At this time, no other produce item will be prepackaged.
  • OGC is beginning to run out of produce, so while we’ve done an incredible job so far of maintaining our displays, there are going to be outages without advanced notice.
BULK
  • Self-serve coffee will no longer be available.
  • Containers from home have been suspended for all bulk and wellness items. Please use our provided plastic containers or bags. There is an extra rack of new packages in the bulk section.
  • Nut butters, miso, etc have all been prepackaged.

GROCERY

  • No more self-serve bagels or pastries.
  • Product limits per customer: 1 roll of toilet paper, 1 vinegar gallon, 1 bleach gallon
  • Toilet paper cases are not available. Only one roll of toilet paper is allowed per customer until further notice.
  • Franz and Dave’s Killer Bread are experiencing massive shortages because they distribute to all the stores in the area.

WELLNESS

  • We are out of hand sanitizer and it most likely will not be back soon.
  • We’re really low on soap/lotion squeeze bottles, but will try and get something in soon.
  • Immune support products are becoming out of stock all over the place with no imminent ETA.
  • Many of our direct herb and supplement vendors are really backed up due to overwhelming volume, so expect out of stocks without an ETA.

RESOURCES

Portland Area Mutual Aid:

Portland Resources: