Pick 'n Save, Metro Market stores to install Plexiglas shields at registers to slow spread of coronavirus

Posted: 10:46 AM, Mar 25, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-25 11:48:14-04
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MILWAUKEE -- Local Pick 'n Save and Metro Market stores will be installing Plexiglas shields at cash registers to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, a company spokesperson tells TMJ4 News.

There is not an exact date for installation yet, but they will be in stores soon, the spokesperson said.

The confirmation comes after reports Tuesday that major grocery chains Kroger and Publix would both install barriers in their stores. Kroger owns Roundy's, which operates Pick 'N Save and Metro Market stores.

Kroger stores will begin installing Plexiglas partitions at cash registers this week to protect workers and customers from COVID-19, spokeswoman Erin Rolfes announced Tuesday afternoon.

The company plans for every checkout lane, including those at pharmacies and in-store Starbucks locations, to have a “sneeze guard” within the next several weeks. “Educational floor decals” will instruct customers where to stand as they wait in line.

Kroger employees will also be allowed to wear masks and gloves to work to protect themselves from the virus, Rolfes said.

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