Hy-Vee requires employees to wear masks

Sandra Levy
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Hy-Vee is taking additional steps to reward employees and to protect workers and customers amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

The company is requiring all store and distribution center employees throughout its eight-state region to wear masks or other facial coverings while at work. Hy-Vee provided masks to all employees over the past several weeks. 

To show its gratitude to its workers during this time, Hy-Vee is providing another front-line employee appreciation bonus to all of its part-time and full-time store employees, who will receive a 10% bonus on all their hours worked from April 13 to May 3. This is the second employee appreciation bonus the company is providing to its front-line staff. The previous 10% bonus was on all hours worked from March 16 to April 12.

Other efforts to ensure the health and well-being of its employees and customers over the past several weeks include installation of temporary Plexiglas barriers at all checkout stands  at pharmacy, customer service and convenience store counters; social distancing indicators on the floor wherever lines typically form in the store; one-way directional signage for all aisles; sanitation of all carts and check stand belts between each customer use; and special shopping times for those considered to be most at risk for illness.