ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — We’re all supposed to be social distancing, but it’s not always easy to avoid crowds – especially at stores packed with panicked shoppers clearing out the shelves.
For younger generations, it’s an unavoidable risk. We all have to eat. But for older Americans, it’s potentially a life-threatening reality.
The Centers for Disease Control says COVID-19 is more dangerous for older people and those with other serious medical conditions, so a growing number of companies are stepping up to help them avoid the crowds.
Here is a list of stores offering special ‘senior hours’:
- Publix: Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 7 – 8 a.m.
- Winn Dixie: Monday – Friday from 8 – 9 a.m.
- Target: Wednesdays from 8 – 9 a.m.
- Fresh Market: Monday – Friday from 8 – 9 a.m.
- Dollar General: Monday – Friday from 8 – 9 a.m.
- Walmart: Tuesdays from 6 – 7 a.m.
All of the ‘senior hours’ are scheduled for first thing in the morning. That means the stores will be freshly cleaned and sanitized, and shelves will hopefully be restocked.
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