Whole Foods: Starting Wednesday, March 18, stores in the U.S. and Canada will serve people who are 60 years old and older for an hour before opening to the rest of the public. Stores will close up to two hours early to give workers more time to restock shelves, sanitize stores, and rest. During this time, you can still pick up items if the store offers it, and Prime delivery orders will still be fulfilled.
Target: Starting Wednesday, March 18, all Target stores will close by 9 p.m. local time the company announced. The change in hours will allow workers to restock and clean stores. Stores will open as scheduled except for Wednesday, when Target will dedicate the first hour of business to vulnerable populations only, such as the elderly and immunocompromised.
Publix: Store hours have shifted from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to give staff more time to clean and restock shelves. Starting Tuesday, March 24, stores from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be open only for those 65 and older. This also applies to the pharmacy, and the hours will last “until further notice.”
Walgreens: Senior- only hours are 8a-9a every Tuesday
Winn-Dixie: All stores are now closing at 8 p.m. local time. Opening hour varies from location to location. Special shopping hour designated to seniors and high-risk customers from 8 a.m.-9 a.m., Monday through Friday, in all stores.
Fresh Market: Fresh Market has dedicating shopping hours for senior citizens and other vulnerable populations from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Monday through Friday. Regular business hours are unchanged.
Walmart: The company has announced further changes to its operating hours, as well as limits for customers on particular household items and a temporary closure of its Auto Care centers. Starting Thursday, March 19, stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Stores that regularly open later than 7 a.m. will continue to do so. Each Tuesday from March 24-April 28, stores will have an hour-long senior shopping event for customers 60 and older. Pharmacies and Vision Centers will be open during those times as well. Customers are being limited in quantities of certain items, such as paper products, milk, eggs, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, water, diapers, wipes, formula, and baby food.
Dollar General: Starting Tuesday, March 17, Dollar General is holding “senior hour” at stores, dedicating first hour of operation to senior citizens only. Stores are also closing one hour earlier to allow employees to clean and restock.
Costco: Some stores nationwide are implementing special hours exclusively for people 60 years old and older starting next week. This includes the south Orlando Costco near the Mall at Millenia. The special operating hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-9 a.m. Contact your local Costco to see whether they are implementing the hours.