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Major retailers offering special hours of service for seniors

Posted at 5:55 AM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 11:11:52-04

With stay-at-home orders across the country, including in California, it's been difficult for millions to get to grocery stores to stock up on supplies in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Some of the most vulnerable, seniors, have had had a more difficult time. Seniors are more susceptible to COVID-19 and are being asked to stay away from large gatherings, including at grocery stores.

Multiple big box retailers have created special hours for seniors to shop.

Every Tuesday, Walmart is dedicating the 6-7 a.m. hour to allow seniors to shop.

Costco will reserve the first hour from 8 to 9 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for senior shoppers. The pharmacy will also be open during this hour; however the food court will maintain its normal operating schedule. These hours apply to all locations except the business centers, which will remain open during regular hours.

Walgreens is also reserving every Tuesday to senior customers from 8 to 9 a.m.

On Monday, March 30, Trader Joe's began reserving the first hour of business from 8 to 9 a.m. to those over 60 and to those who are disabled.

Target will reserve the first hour of operations starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesdays to seniors and those with underlying health conditions.