That perfectly crafted cup of coffee to start your day at WaWa might have to be put on hold during the coronavirus outbreak to slow the spread of the virus and put into the hands of store attendants.
“Wawa will continue to take steps to protect the health and safety of our associates and customers, which includes changes to store operations. We are temporarily changing our self-service coffee to a full-service model, and we’ve suspended service on all self-service fountain beverages until further notice,” the company said in a statement. “We continue to take extra cleaning precautionary measures from heightened cleaning and sanitizing of all surfaces and making hand sanitizer available for use in the customer areas. And, we will also be closing all of our stores for a period at night to provide for additional cleaning, sanitizing and restocking.”
WaWa has also announced it will be offering employees affected by the coronavirus paid leave.
“We are committed to supporting our associates if they or a family member is potentially impacted by COVID-19. In addition to our regular benefits and PTO program, we have announced a PTO Relief program providing extra support for our associates with up to 14 days of paid time off should they be impacted by COVID-19,” the company said. “This PTO Relief is available to every associate. In addition, to properly support and recognize their important work in the stores during this important time, we are giving our hourly associates actively working in our stores an additional temporary wage increase on top of their current hourly rate. Wawa is encouraging our associates to make the best decision for themselves and their families, and we have support in place to help them make those decisions.”