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Texas Grocery Stores Are Adding Plexiglass Sneeze Guards and More Safety Measures

Here’s how big box stores chains are responding to the coronavirus crisis

Covid-19 National emergency in Bloomington, US Photo: Jeremy Hogan / Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Expect grocery store shopping to continue to look different than usual in Dallas over the next few weeks, as WFAA reports that big box stores in Texas are implementing changes to try to protect employees and customers during the coronavirus crisis.

Once such innovation is plexiglass sneeze guards that will be installed at Walmart, Tom Thumb, Kroger, and Albertsons to act as a barrier between employees at the register and customers.

At Walmart, employees will have to report their temperatures when they arrive to work to try to identify if anyone has a fever. Walmart is also limiting the number of customers allowed inside the store at any given time, limiting the number of shoppers to five customers for every 1,000 square feet.

Target is enacting similar rules limiting the number of shoppers in a building, along with doing away with in-store returns or exchanges for at least the next three weeks. Other grocery chains that will enact social distancing rules by limiting the number of shoppers in the door include Trader Joe’s, Central Market, and Fiesta Mart.

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