March 30, 2020
Many dieters are probably wondering what Jenny Craig is doing about the weekly in-person, in-center meetings between coaches and clients. At least in New Zealand, employees for Jenny Craig have been told their services will continue during the lockdown. Time will tell if this also applies to centers in the U.S.
Mat Danaher, said it appeared Jenny Craig was stretching the envelope to be considered an essential service, and it was working with the company's employees for some clarity.
"I sent an email to Jenny Craig to get their side. They said they had applied for registration but their view was that they could keep operating until they got the registration back," he said.
"Well, that's wrong, it should be the other way around. They should stop until it is confirmed they are an essential service."
MBIE did not explicitly confirm whether Jenny Craig could remain open, but said delivery of prepared meals that are pre-cooked are the same as takeaways and are not covered.