By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Wawa is allowing customers to again pour their own coffee and use soda machines at several local stores during the pandemic. Wawa says self-service beverages have resumed in about 10 stores per state.

Wawa did not say exactly which stores have resumed self-service but said the number is less than 60 stores nationally. However, that includes stores in Pennsylvania and in South Jersey.

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In March, Wawa stopped letting customers make their own coffee and use self-service beverage machines. Instead, a store employee served coffee to customers in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Wawa has also added several safety measures for self-service coffee areas:

  • Wrapped stirrers
  • Tissue paper for customer use with the pour handle
  • Social distancing markers to enable customers to maintain a safe distance
  • The presence of the Wawa Clean Force in store, associates dedicated to continuous cleaning tasks above and beyond Wawa’s already-strong protocol

The company says the resuming of self-service will reduce the time customers spend in the store.

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Customers can still have an employee pour their coffee upon request.