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Several stores in Georgia are adjusting their store hours to accommodate people over the age of 60, who are at higher risk of novel coronavirus infection according to the CDC. This list below identifies special hours that have been designated to serve our older adult population.

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Costco: Costco will set aside special shopping hours for senior customers every Tuesday and Thursday starting March 24. Those hours from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. are open to customers 60 and older.


Dollar General: Dollar General is opening its stores to senior citizens only for the first hour.


Fresh Market: All stores will be open from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. Fresh Market will allow seniors to shop for the store’s first open hour Monday through Friday.


Kroger: Kroger’s announced it is shifting store hours across the region to 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The stores will also add a hour from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. for seniors to shop, starting Monday March 23.


Publix: Publix has adjusted its store hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Publix announced it will designate Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., as senior shopping hours for customers age 65 and over. This change starts Tuesday March 24 and it includes opening the pharmacy early.


Sam’s Club: Sam’s Club will be open from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday, Stores will open early every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. for seniors and those with disabilities and compromised immune systems. The shopping hours include the pharmacy and optical centers. They will also offer a “Shop from Your Car” service for anyone who is at risk. From a designated parking location, members in need can place their order from their car, and a Sam’s Club associate will grab the items on the list.


Target: Stores will reserve the first hour of shopping every Wednesday for seniors and guests who have health issues.


Tom Thumb: Tom Thumb stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday for seniors and others considered at risk.


Trader Joe’s: Locations in metro Atlanta will remain open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Starting Monday, Trader Joe’s will have a seniors only line for the first hour that stores are open.


Walgreens: Walgreens locations, including the 24-hour ones, will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. However, the pharmacy drive-thru will remain open 24 hours at the 24-hour locations. Walgreens will open an hour early every Tuesday for senior shoppers and caregivers only, starting March 24.


Walmart: Stores will be open from 7 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. until further notice. The retail chain also will host a senior shopping hour every Tuesday starting March 24. This will start one hour before stores open.


Wayfield Foods: The local Atlanta markets will be open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Wayfield says it will be opening all locations at 7 a.m. for seniors first responders on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


Whole Foods: Whole Foods began opening its first hour to shoppers ages 60 and older on March 18. Whole Foods say the opening hours will vary by location.

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