To our valued customers,
This is an unprecedented time; Novel coronavirus (COVID—19) is impacting all of us. The entire situation continues to evolve daily, but QuikTrip's commitment to the well-being and safety for our employees and customers has not wavered. We have been asked by many of you why our stores are still open. The answer is that QuikTrip is on the list of "essential businesses" that must stay open for the public good. We are on this list because we sell gasoline and because we sell packaged food and fresh food for off-premise consumption. We have checked with Federal and local authorities and in each case we have been told that they need us to stay open.
QuikTrip holds itself to the highest standards for food safety and the hygiene and cleanliness of our stores. We are constantly cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing our foodservice operations and customer touchpoints. We do this already - all day...every day. We are constantly cleaning and sanitizing our public bathrooms, door handles, counters and equipment that our employees and customers use. During this current epidemic, we have redoubled our cleaning efforts.
QuikTrip is monitoring the situation carefully, and we are implementing recommendations from medical experts like the CDC and state and local health authorities. As new guidance and information develops, we are responding and adjusting accordingly...all day every day. As you know, QuikTrip operates in many communities. As different local health authorities implement different rules, regulations and suggestions to help combat COVID-19, QuikTrip will continue to adjust our offer to ensure we are complying with local authorities. Therefore, depending on the market, you may see that we have temporarily discontinued some of our food and drink offers at this time based on recommendations from local health experts in conjunction with the different health threats that we are facing in each locale.
We are asking everybody to help make a difference. Please wash your hands often by using soap with warm water for 20-30 seconds. Avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes. Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing to avoid spreading germs. Practice social distancing where possible and stay home when you are sick.
Together, we can defeat this.