Publix Among Supermarkets Installing ‘Sneeze Guards’

Mar 25, 2020

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.”

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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 choskinson@wjct.org, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter at @cydwjctnews.

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