West Valley City, Utah—March 31, 2020—Harmons has begun taking associates’ temperatures prior to shift starts to help proactively mitigate exposure to COVID-19.
Any associate who is determined to have a fever of 100°F or higher will be sent home immediately and instructed to call their health care provider. In addition, if an associate exhibits symptoms of being ill while at work, they will be sent home immediately. In both cases, associates with whom they have had contact as well as Harmons’ food safety team will be notified.
Harmons continues to environmentally sanitize and inspect stores and food preparation equipment several times each day in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Associates are regularly trained on hygiene practices for food handling.
Additionally, weeks ago, associates were provided with health information from the CDC and were informed to stay home if they were feeling ill.
“This proactive action is being taken to mitigate potential exposure to our customers and other associates,” said Dean Peterson, Harmons president and CEO. “We continue to work closely with the Utah Department of Health and are following the guidance set by the CDC.”
Please note: In order to not disrupt shoppers and enable associates to focus all their attention on stocking and assisting customers, Harmons will not be granting media interview requests or access to store locations.
Since 1932, Harmons’ passion for innovation, commitment to its associates and contributions to the community have provided the building blocks to help the company expand from a single fruit stand to 19 thriving locations spanning from Northern to Southern Utah. Harmons is known for its unique grocery industry approach, which provides a high-quality experience to its customers by offering fresh foods prepared in-store by chefs, artisans, and experts; local Utah products; and an aggressive sustainability program. For more information about our stores, please visit
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