Grocery Stores Are Adding Sneeze Guard Barriers to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus
Retailers are taking more steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
While many brick and mortar stores have closed their doors due to the coronavirus, essential retailers like grocery stores are taking steps to protect both shoppers and employees.
Many grocery stores have already reduced their hours of operation to make time for deep cleaning and restocking their shelves. Some have even added special shopping hours for senior citizens and other people who are at greater risk for contracting coronavirus.
If you have ventured out and into your local grocery stores, you may have noticed other changes taking place including “educational floor decals” reminding customers to stand six feet apart while waiting in line.
Some stores are taking even more steps by adding sneeze guard partitions at registers to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Walmart, Albertsons, H-E-B, Jewel-Osco, Kroger, Publix, Sam’s Club, and other major grocers have begun installing plexiglass barriers in checkout areas to help protect both shoppers and store employees.
Dacona Smith, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Walmart, said in a statement,
Staying safe and healthy is more important than ever for our associates, our customers and for us. Installing these barriers is another way Walmart is helping bring peace of mind that we are doing everything we can to keep our people and our stores safe.
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