ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) —

PRESS RELEASE:

ATLANTA (March 30, 2020) – Kroger’s Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina, is installing new clear acrylic shields at registers to help protect associates from the spread of the coronavirus virus.

Kroger is also installing educational floor decals to promote physical distancing at check-out lanes and other counters.

“Our associates are on the front line of the supply chain, ensuring the communities we serve have access to fresh food, medicines and essential supplies. They exemplify dedication to our purpose, which is to feed the human spirit,” said Felix Turner, corporate affairs manager for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “In addition to the clear acrylic shields as a protective barrier for associates at the register, the floor decals will help us all remember to practice safe social distancing as we try to keep our communities healthy in these unprecedented times.”

Kroger has also expanded emergency leave guidelines for associates to include paid time for self-isolation and symptoms verified by an accredited health official.

About Kroger

At The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®. We are 28,000 associates who serve customers daily by delivering a seamless shopping experience throughout Kroger’s Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina. We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. To learn more about us, visit our newsroom and investor relations site.

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