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Lidl installing new air filtration systems in all U.S. stores

Posted October 20, 2020 7:14 a.m. EDT
Updated October 22, 2020 12:20 a.m. EDT

Lidl Store Front (photo credit: Faye Prosser)

Lidl has announced that they are installing hospital grade air filters in all U.S. stores by the end of the year to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

According to a company statement, "Following recently issued Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines stating that the COVID-19 virus can be spread through the air, Lidl US announced today it will install new air filtration systems rated MERV 13 or higher in all of its U.S. stores by the end of this year. Air filters rated MERV 13 or higher, which are typically found in hospitals, help filter out COVID-19, according to public health and industry leaders."

Lidl US is one of the first national grocery retailers to install hospital-grade air filtration systems in all stores.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have worked diligently to protect the health of everyone in our stores by meeting or exceeding CDC guidelines and this measure to create cleaner, healthier air is no different,” said Johannes Fieber, CEO of Lidl US. “Customers and team members in Lidl stores can breathe easier knowing we have an added layer of protection against COVID-19.”

For more information about the actions Lidl US is taking during the COVID-19 outbreak, visit www.lidl.com/coronavirus-update.

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