Starting May 16, Publix stores will return to normal business hours, the company announced.

In an effort to protect employees, Publix announced Wednesday it is installing plexiglass partitions at its check-outs.

Company officials say the installations, which are being made to help protect cashiers during the coronavirus pandemic, will begin later this week.  

"We’re taking extra precautions for the well-being of our customers and associates," Maria Brous, Director of Communications for Publix, said in an email. "Installations are happening simultaneously across our operating area beginning later this week and are expected to be completed within two weeks."

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