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English Español USA: 7-Eleven installs plexiglass sneeze guards at stores

Barriers will separate customers, employees at checkout registers to help minimize spread of coronavirus.

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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Pablo Plaza

7‑Eleven, Inc. has ordered and will begin installing plexiglass sneeze guards at the front sales counter in its 9,000+ U.S. 7‑Eleven stores to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19.

Installations will begin at stores in areas hardest hit by the pandemic and expand to include all U.S. stores. Installations will be complete in all stores in the next two weeks. Each store will receive two of the transparent plastic barriers.

“We are doing everything we can to keep stores open and stocked with the products local communities need, while also keeping customers safe. These new sneeze guards provide additional protection for customers, store associates and Franchisees,” said 7‑Eleven President and CEO Joe DePinto.

For easiest customer access, credit card PIN units will be located on the customer-facing side of the plexiglass sneeze guards.

Installation of these new checkout barriers is the latest step 7‑Eleven has taken in its stores to slow the spread of COVID-19. The company has also enhanced its standards and procedures for hygiene, handwashing, sanitation, food handling and preparation in stores and increased the frequency of cleaning high-touch surfaces.

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