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Coronavirus in Southwest Florida: The latest info, helpful resources

400778 02: A Publix Super Market is seen early February 8, 2002 in Norcross, GA. (Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

Publix has decided to install plexiglass partitions at their registers to keep employees safer during the outbreak of the coronavirus, according to WTSP.

These partitions are set to be installed this weekend at 1,200 Publix locations.

They will be set up at all registers, customer service desks, and pharmacies.

The installations should be finished in the coming weeks, so be on the lookout for these new safety precautions that businesses are taking.

As a growing number of areas in the country considered “stay-at-home” orders, supermarkets will be unaffected because they’re considered “essential,” providing the necessary nourishment to families.

View adjusted store and pharmacy hours here.

Katherine Viloria is Beasley Media Group's Fort Myers Digital Content Manager. She loves to write, snap photos, and watch Grey's Anatomy. Connect with her on Instagram @alittlethisalittlekat