Publix installing plexiglass, keeping with CDC for workers not to wear gloves, masks

PLANTATION, Fla. – Publix Supermarkets are making an effort to create a safer shopping experience for everyone.

On Sunday, workers began installing plexiglass to provide a barrier between shoppers and employees.

Publix said in a statement: “We’re taking extra precautions for the well-being of our customers and associates.”

The plexiglass is being installed at registers and customer service desks, and the full project is expected to be finished within two weeks, according to Publix.

Social media has been flooded with questions regarding employees not wearing gloves or fase masks, and Publix has issued a response, many times, to concerned shoppers.

Publix does have signs up inside supermarkets, asking people to stay at least six feet apart. They also said they’re disinfecting what they call “high touch” surface areas even more.

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