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Online shopping skyrockets; grocery stores take on social distancing [Video]

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COVID-19 has affected nearly every aspect of our everyday lives, including how we shop for groceries.

With demand for food and cleaning supplies at an all-time high, grocery stores — and their workers — once an ordinary (if not taken for granted) part of life, have become essential.

That means many stores, including ShopRite, Trader Joe's, DeCicco & Sons, and Stew Leonard's along with smaller local grocers like Uncle Giuseppe's in Yorktown Heights and Apple Farm in Croton-on-Hudson and White Plains, have had to adapt. 

It also means the changes you've seen and become used to in recent weeks — early hours for vulnerable shoppers and lines at the entrance for others; mask requirements; plexiglass to protect cashiers; one-way lanes emphasizing social distancing; bagging your own groceries, and limits on hard-to-find items including toilet paper and paper towels — are here to stay, at least for the immediate future. 

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