If you haven’t seen them already, you might start noticing plexiglass around the cashiers at grocery stores. The latest retail protection measure in the battle against the Coronavirus.
I believe it’s a real possibility that those barriers may be in Orlando to stay.
While I enjoy going to my Publix everyday and even have the names of most of the employees memorized, this virus is going to scare people long after the number of cases drop.
People in Orlando stores are going to want as little exposure to human contact as possible, especially from people they don’t even know.
It’s kind of sad really.
There are many people have a dialog with their grocery cashiers. I get a lot of feedback about our politicians from them. This age of infection that we’re moving into will only encourage more of these kinds of connection killing barriers.
In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me to see even more protections put in place to keep everyone safe, even if it’s not really needed. Plastic face shields wouldn’t even surprise me.
If there is a bright side, it would be that these barriers are inexpensive and the additions shouldn’t drive up costs that will be passed on to consumers.
But we will be losing a measure of human connection at these stores. Service still matters, you know.
It’s a sad permanent scar that the Coronavirus is going to leave in our community.