A few grocery stores have started offering senior-only shopping times to give vulnerable populations a chance to shop with less risk of infection.
Both Albertsons and Safeway will offer the special shopping hours from 7am to 9am Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Target will designate the first opening hour of each Wednesday for seniors, and Whole Foods will open one hour before normal hours on Wednesdays to accommodate elderly (ages 60+) and at-risk shoppers.
“We are sensitive to the fact that everyone wants to make sure they have the items they need, and we also know that everyone wants their neighbors to stay safe and healthy, too,” Vivek Sankaran, President and CEO of Albertsons said in a statement. “We are asking our customers to respect these special hours for those who are most at risk in our communities. We thank our customers in advance for their compassion and understanding toward their neighbors and friends, and in helping us maintain this temporary operations guideline.”