Seniors only: Stores, restaurants offering special hours during pandemic

Special senior hours have become so popular, that Costco has decided to add its own hours. It applies Tuesday – Thursday, 8 to 9 a.m. for members ages 60 and older, and for those with physical impairments. 

Due to the spread of COVID-19, some local grocery stores are offering special hours to accommodate guests in an effort to help those more at risk of getting the virus. Stores will also be modifying regular hours to accommodate for more cleaning time. Here’s the list of grocery stores we’ve got so far:

1. Costco

According to their website they have updated the guest shopping policy and added special operating hours for members, ages 60 or older.

2. Harris Teeter

According to their website, Harris Teeter stores will close daily at 9 p.m.

3. The Fresh Market

4. Target

Target store
Source: A Bullseye View, Target

According to their website, Target stores will start closing at 9 p.m. every day to clean stores. The “first hour of shopping” will be set aside for those more vulnerable to getting the virus. 

5. Whole Foods

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6. Dollar General

Dollar General storefront
Source: Dollar General

Dollar General announced that it would be dedicating the first hour of operations in-store exclusively for senior citizens.

7. Reid’s Fine Foods

Reid's Fine Foods
Source: Reid’s Fine Foods

Reid’s Fine Foods is offering free shipping on orders to customers over 60 years old. There’s no minimum for your cart, but you must live within a 5-mile radius of one of their locations.

8. Publix

For more information:

Posted by Publix on Thursday, March 19, 2020

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