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The US Navy Exchange Service (Nex) and US Navy Lodges have deployed sneeze shields to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

Sneeze shields and other additional health and safety precautions are in place across all NEX and Navy Lodges globally.

The sneeze shields have been installed at NEX cash register locations and Navy Lodge front desks.

As a precautionary measure, commonly touched surfaces across multiple NEX and Navy Lodge locations will be cleaned and sanitised on a continuous basis.

The sanitary measures are followed as per the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and the Centers for Disease Control’s guidance.

NEXCOM recently executed a screening process for its personnel that includes temperature recording.

NEXCOM has also made wearing face masks mandatory for all of its associates if circumstances do not allow maintaining 6ft of social distancing.

Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) CEO rear admiral Robert J Bianchi said: “The health and safety of our associates and patrons remain imperative as we continue to navigate the impacts of Covid-19.

“Our NEX and Navy Lodge teams will continue to provide additional protections like installing sneeze shields, cleaning methods, temperature checks and mandatory wear of cloth face coverings for our personnel.

I ask that our patrons continue to maintain social distancing and wear face coverings as well whenever they are in any of our facilities.”