The company’s CEO announced in an email on Saturday that all employees in the store are now required to wear face masks at work.
CINCINNATI – Kroger steps up security in its stores as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
The company’s CEO announced in an email on Saturday that all employees in the store are now required to wear face masks at work. Some stores had already required employees to wear protective face covers. The request started on Sunday.
As part of the mandate, CEO Rodney McMullen said Kroger would provide masks, or employees could bring their own “appropriate” masks or face coverings to work. Face protection is also provided for employees who cannot wear face masks.
McMullen also encouraged shoppers to wear a mask when visiting the store.
“Although it feels different because we’re not used to it, I remember keeping the correct physical distance when I’m in our stores and around other people. I also wear a mask when I’m in our stores am, and I encourage you to do so too, “he wrote.
According to WLWT-TV, Kroger has tested or implemented other protective measures and procedures to protect employees and their customers from COVID-19. These include plexiglass shields and markings to promote physical distancing at the checkout, one-way aisles in the store and fixed opening times for older and immunocompromised customers. The number of customers allowed in the store at the same time has also been restricted.
Kroger also announced that he will be extending his “hero bonus” of $ 2 an hour to include frontline workers by May 2nd. The initial bonus was paid for hours worked in the March 29 and April 18 pay periods.