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Grocery stores changing the way they protect their customers and employees during COVID-19

Posted at 8:10 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 23:10:36-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — COVID-19 has impacted many aspects of normal life, including the way we shop. Grocery stores around the nation were overwhelmed with patrons lined up outside their doors waiting to get in. Leaving grocery stores having to change the way they protect their customers and employees.

“We are installing plexiglass across all our stores right now to have that shield between our cashier and our customers,” said Vanessa Rosales, Director of Corporate Affairs at Foods Co..

Rosales also said they are working to install plexiglass partitions at their pharmacy counters and Starbucks registers.

Their grocery stores are also playing announcements to remind their employees to wash their hands around every thirty minutes.

“If you go into our stores you’ll hear announcements to wash your hands,” said Rosales.

Foods Co. and other grocery stores have also laid floor decals, to remind shoppers how far six feet is and to reinforce social distancing.