Atlanta area grocery chain requires customer temperature checks

Metro Atlanta customers who enter any of City Farmers Market’s six stores will now have their temperatures screened before being allowed to shop. The shift comes as many area businesses respond to concerns about the coronavirus.

The small grocery chain posted on its website that “to protect our customers, employees and community, we will begin screening for temperature using noninvasive thermal cameras at our entrances.”

Anyone who registers a temperature of 100.4 or higher “will be discreetly informed by a trained member of our staff, and we will find an alternative for your shopping.”

The company did not immediately return an Atlanta Journal-Constitution request for comment Friday, but a staffer in one store confirmed that the screenings had begun.

The chain, which focuses on international and specialty foods, lists locations in Chamblee, Atlanta, Snellville, Marietta, Duluth and Norcross.