RAND Convenience Store Project

A woman shops at a convenience store as seen from inside a beverage cooler

The RAND Corporation in Pittsburgh is currently recruiting teens and young adults ages 11 to 20 in the Pittsburgh area for a phone/online interview and a visit to the RAND convenience store.

COVID-19 Response

The convenience store is cleaned and disinfected with the utmost care in the morning every day, and it is similarly cleaned and disinfected between research participants. In additional, physical distancing of six feet is being maintained between study staff and research participants and staff and research participants wear masks or face coverings during the in-person session. There will also be a plexiglass barrier between the participants and study staff throughout the study. All of these measures are being taken out of an abundance of caution for everyone’s safety and are guided by the state of Pennsylvania’s requirements for business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.