Protecting Our Employees

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Grocery retailers are committed to protecting the health and well being of their employees and keeping them as safe as possible while serving people in their communities. These are just an example of ways these retailers are protecting their employees.  

Customer Distance

Many grocery retailers have installed plexiglass shields at the cash registers, marked 6 feet lines on the floor in front of registers and only opened up every other register to allow for more distance between customers and cashiers in their stores, protecting both their cashiers and the customers.  

Payment Options

Retailers have been encouraging customers to utilize credit card or contact-less payment options such as Apple Pay and not utilize cash to keep their cashiers from touching personal items from customers.  

Protective Gear

Stores are offering their employees personal protective equipment such as gloves, masks and hand sanitizer at the registers for their employees to utilize throughout the day. They are also encouraging regular breaks to stop and wash their hands more frequently.  

Constant Reminders

Signage is being placed in stores that reminds customers to stand at lease 6-feet apart from others.  This signage is being placed at registers, front doors, deli, pharmacy and other places throughout the store.  Retailers have also closed in-store eating areas, public sitting areas, self-service salad bars and discontinued sampling events as another precaution to keep our employees & safe.  

The Unseen

The most unseen section of a grocery store would be the break room. Many of the grocery break rooms are full of information and posters that have tips on how to deal with stress during these times, encouraging employees to take time off if they are sick and information from the CDC and Public Health Department on best practices on staying healthy.  

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