Jewel-Osco is the latest store to designate certain hours for elderly or other vulnerable shoppers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a tweet posted Wednesday, the grocery store chain said senior citizens are invited to have priority shopping on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.
On Monday, Elgin Fresh Market will be reserving the hours of 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The hours will exclusively be for the needs of the anyone 65 or older and those with disabilities.
Tuesday Target announced that Wednesday mornings would be reserved for “vulnerable guests.”
We’ll also reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday to support vulnerable guests, including the elderly and those with underlying health concerns.Target website
Whole Foods Market will let customers who are 60 and older shop one hour before opening to the public.
Walmart also announced a similar protocol.
We know our older customers could be more vulnerable to the coronavirus and to better support them, Walmart is offering special shopping hours. From March 24 through April 28, Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers aged 60 and older.