Gov. Wolf thanks grocery store workers for their work during the pandemic

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ENOLA, Pa. (WHTM) — Governor Wolf visited the Weis Markets store in Enola Tuesday to recognize the work that grocery store workers have done during the pandemic to ensure Pennsylvanians had safe access to food.

Wolf also acknowledged that the workers are now eligible to schedule a vaccine as a part of Phase 1B.

“On behalf of all Pennsylvanians, I want to sincerely thank our grocery workers for all that they do every day to provide for others and keep our communities safe,” Gov. Wolf said. “All Pennsylvanians owe a debt of gratitude to our commonwealth’s grocery workers, and we should all celebrate the fact that this group of frontline heroes now has the option to be vaccinated.” 

Pennsylvania-based Weis Markets is part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Partnership and offers vaccination appointments for eligible Pennsylvanians at 96 of its in-store pharmacies.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Governor Wolf to our Enola store and are grateful for his initiative to prioritize grocery workers for COVID-19 vaccines,” said Jonathan Weis, Weis Markets’ chairman and chief executive officer. “Over the past year, our associates and many others throughout our industry have risen to the challenge of keeping their customers and fellow workers safe during a time of record demand. In addition, our in-store pharmacies have vaccinated more than 100,000 people since January. We look forward to scheduling vaccination appointments for our associates and those who work in the other targeted groups.” 

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