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Grocery stores with hours for seniors amid coronavirus pandemic

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Posted at 12:55 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 17:22:06-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Several grocery stores are implementing special shopping hours to make sure those most vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic get supplies without worry.

Target, Whole Foods, Albertsons, and others have started opening an hour early to certain groups so they can shop without stress.

Here's a list of where those at-risk populations can shop before the general public:

COSTCO: Will open special hours for those 60 and up effective on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. No guests will be admitted.

Target: Opening each Wednesday to "vulnerable guests," including the elderly and those with underlying health concerns, an hour early.

Walmart: Walmart will offer hour-long senior shopping every Tuesday from March 24 through April 28, for customers aged 60 and older. This will start one hour before the store opens, so check location hours before going.

Albertsons: Will open to 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. for "vulnerable shoppers," including senior citizens and other at-risk populations, such as pregnant women or those with compromised immune systems, every Tuesday and Thursday.

Vons: Will open to 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. for "vulnerable shoppers," including senior citizens and other at-risk populations, such as pregnant women or those with compromised immune systems, every Tuesday and Thursday.

Ralphs: Ralphs will dedicate 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily at all locations, solely for the shopping needs of senior citizens until further notice. Ralphs also encourages and appreciates customers allowing senior citizens to move to the front of the line throughout the day.

Sam's Club: Starting March 26, Sam's Club stores will have early shopping hours every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 a.m. for seniors and those with disabilities or compromised immune systems. During this time, locations will allow seniors and those at risk to place their order from their car and have an employee retrieve the products.

Whole Foods: Will open one hour early for customers who are 60 and older under each store's new adusted hours. (Check your store's new hours online)

Trader Joe's: Store hours will remain 9 a.m.-7 p.m., but every day between 9 a.m.-10 a.m., a line will form outside stores' front doors for senior customers.

Barons Market: Open to seniors 65 and older, pregnant women, and those with disabilities at 9 a.m.

Northgate Gonzales Market: Open for senior citizens and disabled customers at 7 a.m.

Vallarta Supermarkets: Open to seniors 65 and over, pregnant women, and those with disabilities at 7 a.m.

Smart & Final: Effective March 18, we are opening 30 minutes early, from 7:30-8am, to accommodate shoppers aged 65 years or older, customers with disabilities, and expectant mothers. Please be prepared with ID. Our stores will remain open to the general public from 8am-8pm.

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