Dirty money has taken on a new meaning as the war on the novel coronavirus ramps up.
Some retailers are taking more precautions when accepting cash during the pandemic, says Karl Littler, a spokesman for the Retail Council of Canada, which represents more than 45,000 businesses.
“The approach has been to issue disposable gloves to tellers who’ve been handling cash,” he said in an interview.
“There are some merchants who are saying we will accept cash but only in one or two lanes and those lanes will have particularly deep attention to sanitization.”
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario said in a news release this week that in addition to increased sanitization, stores would limit the handling of money and ask customers to pay with credit or debit cards when possible.
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