BOISE, ID — Albertsons Companies announced on Friday that Ablertsons and Safeway stores will be installing Plexiglas in its checkout lanes as a protective barrier between customers and checkers due to COVID-19.
The Plexiglas “sneeze guards” will be installed in Colorado stores throughout the Denver Division and be completed by the end of the month.
“We recognize that we provide an essential service to our communities,” said Vivek Sankaran, President & CEO. “We are doing everything we can to provide a safe, secure, and comfortable shopping space for our valued customers. This is an extra step to protect our associates who are in constant contact with the public and provide our customers with extra reassurance as well.”
Ablertsons and Safeway stores will also be making addition changes that include pausing self-service bars (soup bars, wing bars, and salad bars), enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures, asking all employees to wash their hands frequently, and reserving special times for seniors and other vulnerable shoppers who must leave home to obtain their groceries, unless otherwise locally mandated.