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Weis Markets said it is installing protection panels, or sneeze guards, on all registers, customer service desks and pharmacy counters to protect customers and employees from COVID-19.

Installation of the guard panels is expected to be completed in all stores within seven days, the company said in a news release on Friday

The company said it also ordered plastic face shields, reusable face masks, disposable surgical masks and latex gloves for employees. 

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These measures expand on the company’s COVID-19 protections, which include:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing stores on an hourly basis and after stores close and before they open;
  • Hourly cleaning and sanitizing of high-contact areas such as cash registers, self-scan units, credit-debit terminals, fuel pumps, shopping carts and baskets;
  • Social distancing markers;
  • Hand sanitizer stations;
  • Regularly sanitizing carts and baskets;
  • Temporarily adjusting store hours to allow for restocking and sanitization;
  • Temporarily suspending the sale of loose bakery items, or pre-wrapping them;
  • Temporarily suspending the sale of deli meat sliced to order, instead offering pre-sliced options;
  • Temporarily closing self-serve salad, olive and soup bars;
  • Temporarily closing in-store café seating areas;
  • Temporarily banning the use of personal reusable bags and the return of used plastic bags.

— Ron Musselman can be reached at rmusselman@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @ronmusselman8.

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