Alexandra Deabler highlights one way grocery stores are working to keep staff and customers healthy: plexiglass shields at pharmacy and checkout counters. These easily removable screens are a temporary but timely addition as companies strive to create sanitary environments for employees and clientele.

Retailers including Kroger, Walmart, and Publix are seeking new ways to provide groceries and other essentials while maintaining social distancing.

The installation of plexiglass sneeze guards and the use of floor decals reminding customers to keep 6 feet apart are two changes you can expect to see in grocery stores across the country. Participating chains include:

  • Kroger
  • Ralphs
  • Smith’s
  • Walmart
  • Sam’s Club
  • Safeway
  • Albertsons
  • Acme

The shields and decals will be used in those areas of the stores where customers congregate and the most customer-staff interaction occurs.

A plexiglass shield installed at a register or pharmacy desk can serve as a protective barrier against unexpected coughs and sneezes. As for the floor decals reminding us to “Please keep at least 6 ft. apart,” expect to find them in checkout lines and around high traffic areas like the bakery and deli counter. Albertsons CEO Vivek Sankaran notes that they’ve already seen positive effects from the “two carts apart” reminders recently posted in their stores.

If you’d like to add plexiglass shields to your business’s registers, reception desks, or other counters, please give ABC Glass and Mirror a call at (703)257-7150.

We offer a fast turn-around time from the placement of your order to the installation of your glass so that you can add these protective barriers quickly and efficiently. Products offered include plexiglass screens, traditional sneeze guards, single pane reception glass with cutouts, and more complex reception window designs. Call today for a free consult and estimate! Learn more about our plexiglass shields here!