I understand your feelings about the stress of grocery shopping during this time, and share them. However, when it comes to store workers who are doing their jobs, I feel it's my responsibility to distance from them, and not the other way around. Although may be a bit inconvenient, I do try to give them their space, even when it means moving away from what I'm looking for and coming back to that spot later on. In my mind, these workers are heroic. Without them risking their health (and that of anyone they live with) every day to stock the shelves, produce, etc, we would not be able to buy anything. That clerk is on the clock and likely has many other areas to stock in a certain time frame, plus maybe taking over at the cashier so someone else can take a break. I wouldn't expect him or her to wait until I was finished with my shopping. Imagine if they had to wait for every customer to finish their shopping in a given area. I try my best to stay out of their way and let these people do their jobs.