Weis Markets installing sneeze guards on all registers, customer service desks, pharmacy counters

Posted at 6:50 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 18:50:24-04

Weis Markets has announced they will be installing protection panels or sneeze guards on all registers, customer service desks and pharmacy counters due to COVID-19.

“During these challenging times, we are working hard to ensure the safety of our associates and customers. Over the past week, we’ve taken additional steps to provide a safe work and shopping environment,” said Weis Markets Chairman and CEO Jonathan Weis. “In the coming weeks, we will continue to implement additional preventative measures for the benefit of the public. We are preparing for this possibility and will be ready.”

“We are immensely grateful to our associates who are starting their days early and finishing late,” said Mr. Weis. “They have risen to the occasion to serve our customers during the most demanding of times. We are extremely proud of them.”

This measure expands on the company’s COVID-19 protection measures to increase cleanliness and minimize personal contact, 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