Sheetz said it is suspending self-serve coffee, cold beverages and bakery items in stores in response to COVID-19.

"These changes are in the best interest of our customers and employees as we remain a vital resource for our communities," Travis Sheetz, president and chief operating officer, said in a news release on Monday.

Sheetz said those who want to purchase a cup of coffee should use the touch-screen terminals or ask an employee for assistance in serving the coffee.

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All self-service cold beverages including fountain beverages, fresh brewed tea, frozen drinks and F’Real milkshakes are temporarily unavailable, although a wide range of cooler drinks still can be purchased..  

Self-serve bakery items such as doughnuts and muffins also have been suspended, the release said.

Sheetz said it would continue its daily cleaning procedures, with a focus on high-touch areas such as gas pumps, order points, counter tops, checkout lines and door handles.

— Ron Musselman can be reached at or via Twitter at @ronmusselman8.

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