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To: Publix Deli/Meat Department/Produce Department
Publix: Coronavirus Pandemic
PUBLIX, who is allowed to wear masks??? Because it seems like this is a ploy to appear as if you are protecting your employees and consumers.
Provide ALL OF YOUR employees with THE CHOICE to wear masks and gloves for their protection, FOOD PREP WORKERS INCLUDED (Produce / Meat / Deli). These people are risking their lives to help their communities.
And I will quote the last petition...
These employees are human beings with families and should not be exposed to danger so the company, CEO and management all the way at the top can continue to make a profit off their employees. Publix CEO and management at the top are hiding in their mansions behind their desks safely while they send their employees out in the battlefield unprotected. These employees are how Publix got their great customer service image to begin with. Show them you care and gratitude by protecting them with masks and gloves until the danger is no longer imminent...
Why is this important?
Publix is SPECIFICALLY not allowing employees to wear masks and gloves to do their jobs in the Deli, Meat and Produce departments who come into close contact with co-workers and customers whom may be carrying coronavirus, they do not have the luxury of social distancing of 6 ft at all times as requested by OUR PRESIDENT.
Publix does not allow these employees to wear gloves or masks because it hurts the "Publix image".
They changed their policy ONLY after they were scrutinized and a petition was written against them in regards to this same policy, But the policy was clearly only written to save face in the eyes of the public, because this policy only allows select employees to wear masks and the actual VERBIAGE SPECIFICALLY prohibits FOOD PREP WORKERS FROM WEARING MASKS.
"The voluntary option to wear masks/surgical masks or dust masks are allowed.
Associates in the food prep areas are not allowed to wear masks"
These are the people that should definitely be wearing masks and gloves...