March 25th, 2020- Kroger is planning additional steps to protect associates and customers from COVID-19. Shoppers may soon see associates wearing protective masks and gloves. A release from Kroger stated, “Personal protective equipment is in short supply across the country, and Kroger wants to fully support America’s health care workers having first priority to obtain it. However, Kroger has asked government officials at all levels for help securing a priority place for all grocery workers — after health care workers — to have access to protective masks and gloves.” Soon, Kroger will begin installing plexiglass partitions at many cash registers, to further promote physical distancing. Kroger Stores will begin the installation process this week. The partitions will be installed at every check lane, pharmacy counters in its stores. They will also be installing educational floor decals to promote physical distancing at check lanes and other counters. Kroger continues to enhance its daily sanitation practices, including increased cleaning of commonly used areas such as cashier stations, self-checkouts, credit card terminals, food service counters, and shelves.