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Publix to install Plexiglas barriers at registers in wake of coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 9:12 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 22:46:51-04

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.


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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