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RaceTrac Extends Free Offers Through April to Continue to Support Essential Workers during COVID-19


RaceTrac Extends Free Offers Through April to Continue to Support Essential Workers during COVID-19
 
Chain has increased employee pay and offered alternative ways to shop and abide by social distancing guidelines for employees and guests

ATLANTA, (April 6, 2020) – Deemed an essential business by the Department of Homeland Security, RaceTrac stores across the South will remain open during the COVID-19 crisis providing fuel and food options for people still on the go. RaceTrac today announces it will continue to provide a free small coffee or fountain drink to all essential workers through April 30th.

RaceTrac is continuing to take additional actions to support team members, guests and the communities it serves including:
  •  Grab and Go Box as an alternative shopping option for guests who do not wish to come inside
  • All locations will receive sneeze guards at each register
  • $3 an hour pay increase to hourly store team members through April 2020
  • Weekly $150 in extra pay for General Managers at the store level through April 2020
  • A temporary COVID-19 leave policy allowing team members who test positive or who are required to quarantine due to this illness with an inability to work remotely to receive up to two weeks of pay
“RaceTrac is committed to providing our communities with the essentials they need during this time of great uncertainty,” said Melanie Isbill, Chief Marketing Officer of RaceTrac. “We want to recognize and continue to support essential workers, along with our employees who are making sure our guests, especially those on the front lines, are able to get whatever gets them going through a clean, safe and reliable experience.”

Because essential businesses and the people who staff them are so critical to our communities, RaceTrac is extending its longstanding policy of free “Crazy Good” coffee and fountain beverages for First Responders in uniform (limit one per day). All essential workers from doctors to support staff as well as truck drivers who keep the supply chain operating. Since not all of these workers wear a uniform, an ID badge is an acceptable form of identification.

Each RaceTrac is also  equipped with a “Grab and Go Box” pass-through window intended initially to be used during late-night shifts allowing customers to purchase in-store items without entering the building. The “Grab and Go Box” is being made available at all hours for those guests who do not wish to enter the store, but still may want an item from inside. Guests can simply approach the window and ask the RaceTrac team member to select their items for them and pay, with limited contact. Another option is to call ahead to place an order to be paid for and picked up at the “Grab and Go Box.” Visit racetrac.com for location addresses and phone numbers.

In recognition of the value of the RaceTrac team to the operation of the stores in this increasingly complicated time, the organization is enacting an immediate $3 per hour temporary pay increase for hourly store employees. In addition, salaried employees at stores will receive an additional $150 per week.

RaceTrac holds itself to the highest food safety and cleanliness standards, and all of its more than 550 locations follow stringent hygiene and sanitation practices. In direct response to COVID-19, they are taking extra precautions and have enhanced cleaning measures, such as implementing social distancing procedures, continuously cleaning of high contact-areas, and a nightly store stand-down for cleaning and sanitization.
 
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