Curaleaf, one of Arizona’s largest dispensary brands, published a letter outlining updates the company has implemented to safeguard its patients and employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Along with online ordering and express curbside pick-ups, Curaleaf has also started opening early from 8am-9am for seniors (anyone 60 or older). Below is the letter detailing more changes at Curaleaf’s dispensary locations in Arizona.
As we navigate the changing course of the COVID19 situation, our commitment to meeting the needs of our patients, customers and employees remains unwavering.
Our Curaleaf dispensaries remain open. We have been designated as an essential service in all of the states where we have dispensaries, which means that we are able to continue to provide vital cannabis products. We are working hard each day to minimize risk during this critical time by working closely with local and state governments, implementing new procedures and policies at our dispensaries, and responding as quickly as possible to the evolving situation.
Our previous commitments remain, with these new additions:
- The first operating hour of each day is now prioritized for patients and customers 60 years of age or older.
- We are starting to offer a new service called WaitlistMe. This app allows our staff to add you to a digital waiting list, so you can wait in your car instead of standing in a line outside the dispensary.
WaitlistMe is currently available in Maryland, New Jersey and Nevada, and we will be adding more states each day.
Here’s what you can expect:
- No Standing in Line!
Simply visit your dispensary just like any other day. When you arrive by car, a staff member will greet you in the parking lot to take your name and mobile number.* We’ll then text you when it’s your turn to come in and shop. Inside, there will be only be 1:1 interaction which limits exposure while enforcing social distancing best practices.
- Express Pick Up
Place your order for express pick-up online. Once the order is ready, you will receive a text confirmation and then a second message from WaitListMe asking you to confirm a pick-up time. Once you respond, we will do our best to accommodate your preferred timeframe, but please be aware that we may need to adjust the time as business levels fluctuate.
- Curbside Service Coming Soon
In some states, when you order online, we will let you know your order is ready and you will receive an exact time for pickup. Instead of needing to enter the dispensary though, we will greet you at the curb to complete your transaction. More details coming soon!
Our priority is the health, wellbeing, and safety of our patients, customers, and employees. We thank you for your patience and support as we continue our commitment to provide the services and products you rely on, with confidence.
– Joe Bayern, President of Curaleaf
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