To protect employees, commissaries are installing plexiglass

Julia LeDoux
March 27, 2020 - 3:54 pm

Defense Commissary Agency

Commissaries around the world will soon be sporting a new look.

Plexiglass shields are being installed in all regular checkout lanes to add extra protection for customers and cashiers during the coronavirus outbreak.

The shields are being installed over the next few days, according to a Defense Commissary Agency release. The panels are 36 inches high and range in width from 24-30 inches. They will not be placed at self-checkout stands.

“We at the Defense Commissary Agency want to reassure our valued customers and our dedicated employees that their health and welfare are our No. 1 concern,” retired Rear Adm. Robert J.  Bianchi,  DoD special assistant for commissary operations said.  “At our commissaries, we are wiping down checkout areas, restrooms and shopping carts with disinfectant, and practicing routine hand washing and other basic sanitation measures to avoid spreading ly germs."

The coronavirus leads to new rules when shopping at the commissary

Commissary employees are being asked to closely monitor their health and are asked to stay home if they or someone in their household is sick, he said. 

Over the years, commissaries have dealt with natural and manmade crises, Bianchi said. 

“Please be assured that DeCA’s objective right now is to provide for you and your families with necessary goods and to make sure our stores remain safe and clean,”  he added.

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