Hy-Vee announces new measures to help combat coronavirus spread

Posted at 3:17 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 16:17:40-04

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (KMTV) - Hy-Vee announced additional changes on Friday to help protect employees and customers in response to the ongoing coronavirus update.

All Hy-Vee stores will install additional temporary window panels on the back side of checkouts to provide an additional layer of protection for cashiers and customers. The panels are in addition to the ones already at the front side of checkouts.

Hy-Vee is also placing one-way directional signage in its aisles that will be installed in all stores. The signage will direct customers to utilize aisles in a way that prevents them from passing each other, in an effort to maintain six feet of social distancing throughout the store.

As of Monday, customers shopping at all Hy-Vee locations will be encouraged to follow a “one person per cart” rule to avoid multiple family members from accompanying a customer on shopping trips. Hy-Vee wants customers try to designate one person per family to visit the store during each visit and to avoid shopping in large groups in an effort to limit the number of people in stores at any given time.

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