Coronavirus: Walmart, Kroger among stores installing sneeze guards


Coronavirus: Walmart, Kroger among stores installing sneeze guards
A cashier works at Kroger behind one of the new plexiglass partitions being added at the grocery stores in response to the coronavirus. (Source: Kroger)

(CNN) - As the fight against the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues, some of the largest grocery chains in the country are installing sneeze guards.

Those retailers include Kroger, Albertsons and Walmart.

The plexiglass sneeze guards will function as barriers between customers and cashiers.

Walmart says it started putting them up at Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacies, and partitions at Walmart registers will go up in a matter of weeks.

Publix also announced it would add them in its 1,200 locations in the coming weeks.

Kroger says sneeze guards will be installed at checkouts in all its 2,700-plus stores.

The grocer operates several regional supermarket chains in 35 states, including Fred Meyer and Harris Teeter.

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