Area businesses are doing whatever they can to protect both customers and workers from contracting COVID-19.

One interesting new tactic that Schnucks and Hy-Vee stores are taking? Installing plexiglass barriers at checkout lanes, according to the QC Times.

The panels are being added to all QC Hy-Vee locations and the Bettendorf Schnucks store. Hy-Vee has installed the plexiglass just at checkouts, while Schnucks has added the feature to the pharmacy and operating service counters as well.

Hy-Vee began the process last week and Schnucks will have all panels installed by Monday, March 30.