Beginning as soon as today, Tops will be rolling out additional safety measures at all of its 162 stores in New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.

Those safety measures include installing Plexiglas shields on as many of their front end registers as possible. Where Plexiglas cannot be affixed because of equipment limitations, associates will be provided with protective face shields which will also be used by Tops associates working in the pharmacy department and at the customer service desk, the company said Thursday. This installation process will take place over the course of the next few weeks.

These safety measures are in addition to Tops existing PPE (personal protection equipment) procedures which include providing gloves for associates, hand sanitizer and wipes for associates and customers, respectively, and the newly instituted Comfort Zone areas at the registers providing more social distancing between customers as well as the customer and Tops associate.

Additionally there is an associate assigned at each store specifically in charge of sanitization of the front end registers, check stands, conveyor belts, customer service desks, point of sale devices and other frequently touched surfaces most accessed by customers on a continual basis during operating hours.

Previously, effective March 19, Tops started opening its doors to seniors 60 years of age and older, allowing them to shop from 6–7:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Tops also has curbside and pickup delivery as an alternate shopping solution.

Tops also changed its hours of operation at most stores from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. to restock and continue to maintain the increased sanitation levels in stores. Stores that typically open later and close earlier maintained their existing hours of operation. This also pertains to Tops Fuel sites. These revised hours will be in effect until further notice.