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Customers stop by Sheetz along U.S. 29 Business on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 in Madison Heights.

Sheetz has suspended self-serve items, including coffee, fountain drinks, frozen drinks and bakery items.

The move comes as the convenience store chain, like other businesses, adapts to the spread the COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Drinks and other items still can be purchased through touchscreen ordering.

Sheetz also has increased its cleaning procedures, focusing on “high-touch” surfaces such as gas pumps, order points, counters and door handles.

“We apologize for this inconvenience but please know we will continue to put your health first as we remain a vital resource for our communities,” Sheetz President and COO Travis Sheetz said in a letter posted on the company’s website.

Founded in 1952 and based in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz has more than 600 locations, including six in the Lynchburg region.

Reach Busse at (434) 385-5534.

Reach Busse at (434) 385-5534.

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