ATLANTA, G.a. (WPDE) — Kroger stores in South Carolina, Georgia, and Eastern Alabama are adding a new safety measure that helps protect associates, including mandatory facial mask requirements, according to a release.
Stores will also start pilot testing mandatory temperature checks at the start of each shift.
“Without a doubt, COVID-19 has changed our lives dramatically,” said Felix Turner, manager of corporate affairs for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “Our associates are on the front lines when it comes to ensuring customers have access to fresh food and supplies. Their safety has and will remain top priority.”
The Kroger Family of Companies also has extended the Hero Bonus for hourly frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy and call center associates. The $2 premium above associates’ standard base rate of pay is being applied to hours worked March 29 through May 2. The premium is disbursed weekly to ensure associates have access to additional cash.