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Publix Among Supermarkets Installing ‘Sneeze Guards’

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Publix says it will begin installing plexiglass barriers at its cash registers to protect workers and customers from the coronavirus.

The Lakeland-based grocery chain says all of its stores should have the barriers installed within the next 2-weeks.

Kroger and Walmart are also installing the so-called “sneeze guards.”

Related: Local, State, And National Coronavirus Coverage

Supermarkets are seeing their business soar as more people are staying in and cooking their own meals.

Publix has more than 12-hundred locations in 7-Southeastern states.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter at @cydwjctnews.

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Cyd Hoskinson began working at WJCT on Valentine’s Day 2011.