Discount Retail Lidl US (owned by the German Schwarz Gruppe) updated ventilation system will add a new layer of protection for customers and employees. Air filters class MERV 13 or higher, commonly found in hospitals, help filter out Covid-19, public health and industry leaders say.
"Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have worked tirelessly to protect the health of everyone in our stores by meeting or exceeding the guidelines of the CDC and this is no different with this measure to create cleaner, healthier air," said Johannes Fieber. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Lidl US. "Customers and team members in Lidl stores can breathe easier when they know they have an additional protective layer against Covid-19."
Lidl US is among the first national grocery retailers to install hospital-grade air filtration systems across their store network.