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CVS issues added benefits for employees, safety updates for customers

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CVS Pharmacy® has issued updates on policies for both customer safety and employees.

In an update Wednesday, the company state that when you visit a CVS Pharmacy, you’ll see the following:

-Disinfectant wipe stations to wipe down your cart or basket
-Signage and floor markers to remind you to maintain proper social distance
-Employees wearing CDC-approved masks and gloves
-Regular cleaning of hard surfaces and frequently handled items
-New protective panels at checkout and pharmacy counters (arriving soon at all stores)
-Fewer signatures required on our PIN pads

To protect employees and their families during the pandemic, CVS states that they are providing the following:

-Bonus eligibility for employees working 10+ hours for the month of April
-24 hours of sick time for part-time employees, plus standard sick time for full-time employees
-25 days of child care or elder care
-Up to 14 days of continued pay for employees who test positive for COVID-19 or who are quarantined for exposure

With many retailers changing their practices involving both employees and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, companies hope that consumers will continue to shop and employees will feel appreciated at the workplace.

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  1. Kathy

    July 14, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    My neice works for CVS in Fall River and was exposed to Covid and has not been paid for over a month. Shame on them. She has worked at CVS for over 15 years and has worked thru this pandemic with 2 young children at home. They are not taking care of their employees!

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