2. Plexiglass at checkout counters
Checking out often requires close contact between shoppers and cashiers. To allow for a safe checkout, retailers are installing plexiglass at their billing stations so as to avoid contact between both parties. This is inspired by safety practices put in place by large chain retailers like Walmart, Target and Krogers.
Stephanie Cegielski, an ICSC spokesperson, said she predicts non-essential retailers will borrow from some of the safety practices Walmart and Target have put in place over the last six weeks, like installing plexiglass shields at checkout lanes, providing masks and gloves for all employees, and capping the number of people inside the store at one time based on square footage. But things won't be the same for every retailer across the board, she said.