Carmel Market District and GetGo locations adding plexiglass dividers, floor markings for social distancing

Dividers being used to create social distancing at Giant Eagle owned stores. (Giant Eagle, Inc.)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — If you're wondering how to social distance at the grocery store, Giant Eagle has a plan.

It will be making changes at its grocery stores, Market District, Pharmacy and GetGo locations:

  • Installing plexiglass dividers to checkout and customer service areas
  • Installing floor indicators and signage at checkout lanes, visually indicating appropriate social distance between guests
  • Asking guests to refrain from bringing reusable bags in store

“These are just a few examples of the steps we are taking to safeguard the health and wellbeing of both our Team Members and guests,” said Dan Donovan, Giant Eagle spokesperson. “We are not wavering in our commitment to providing an unparalleled guest service or a future free of single-use plastics, but rather are asking our guests to take this opportunity to help us promote the safest shopping experience possible.”

The modifications should be finished in most locations by the end of the week.

Giant Eagle is also temporarily pausing its fuelperks+ “one perk per reusable bag used” promotion to discourage reusable bag use until the health emergency is over.