LAKELAND, Fla. -- Publix has confirmed it is working to add physical barriers between customers and employees in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
According to a spokesperson with Publix, the Florida grocery-store chain is installing Plexiglas barriers at its registers, customer service desks and pharmacies.
Installations will begin this coming weekend, Publix said.
The new barriers are expected to be fully installed within the next two weeks.
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- Publix limiting purchases of hand soaps, sanitizers and more due to high demand
As of Tuesday night, state health officials reported more than 1,400 cases of coronvirus in Florida. Death toll has reached 20 in the state as of Tuesday night.
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