Kroger announces “Hero Bonus” for frontline hourly workers

CINCINNATI – Kroger announced a “hero bonus” for all hourly frontline workers.

The bonus applies to hourly employees in the grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy and call center areas. The bonus is a $ 2 bonus over the base wage. It applies to the hours worked from March 20th to April 18th.

“Our employees have shown the true acts of a hero and have worked tirelessly on the front lines to ensure everyone has access to affordable, fresh food and essentials during this national emergency,” said Rodney McMullen, chairman and CEO of Kroger. “The hero bonus is just another way to express our gratitude and gratitude not only to our existing employees, but also to the more than 30,000 new hires who have joined in the past two weeks and those who will soon be joining the Kroger family of, to submit business. “

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MORE: What the CDC Says You Should Do If You Believe You Have Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Diffusion from person to person

The virus is believed to mainly spread from person to person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with each other (within about 6 feet).

  • Breathing droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouth or nose of people who are nearby, or who may be inhaled into their lungs.

Can someone spread the virus without being sick?

  • It can spread before people show symptoms. People who do not show symptoms can continue to carry the virus and pass it on to other people.

Spread through contact with contaminated surfaces or objects

It is possible for a person to contract COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. However, this is not believed to be the main way the virus spreads.

How easily the virus spreads

How easily a virus spreads from person to person can vary. Some viruses are very contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses are not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained and spreads continuously without stopping.


There is currently no vaccine against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent disease is to avoid exposure to this virus. As a reminder, however, CDC always recommends everyday preventative measures to keep respiratory diseases from spreading, including:

  • Avoid close contact with sick people.

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with a normal household cleaning spray or cloth.

Wash your hands with soap and water frequently for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom. before the meal; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

Individuals who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their doctor immediately.

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