In Response To Coronavirus Publix To Install Partitions And Plexiglass

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to heighten, the protection usually seen at late-night gas station windows will begin to be installed at Publix grocery stores within the upcoming weeks.

According to The Miami Herald, Publix spokeswoman, Maria Brous has confirmed Lakeland, Florida-based stores will begin installing plexiglass at all checkout lanes, pharmacies and costumer-service desks. Chain-wide installation will set to begin this weekend and is estimated to be completed within the next two weeks.

Publix also added in response to why most employees aren’t wearing masks and gloves, “following guidance from the CDC, it does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses. ...our associates who work in prepared food environments are required to wear gloves while performing job duties but associates who don’t work in these environments should not wear gloves. Good hygiene practices, like washing hands often with soap and water, are always encouraged.”

On Monday, after a Publix store in Georgia “completed a disinfection-level deep cleaning of the store in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),” the chain announced, an employee was tested positive for COVID-19.

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