Many stores have recently released special shopping hours for seniors to help protect them from COVID-19. Some stores are also allowing those who are susceptible to medical complications to also be included in those special shopping hours. Most stores are designating opening hours in the morning due to items being restocked overnight and overnight cleaning has taken place – allowing for the safest environment.
Here's a list of those stores and schedules in Utah:
Albertsons: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 am – 9 am for senior citizens and other at risk populations such as pregnant women or those with compromised immune systems.
Big Lots: Stores are reserving first hour of each day for senior citizens and those most vulnerable to this virus.
Costco: Salt Lake location ONLY: 60+ and disabled everyday from 8-9 am. Sandy location ONLY: 60+ and disable every Tuesday & Thursday from 8-9 am.
Dollar General: The first hour of operations each day for senior citizens (8-9 am in most cases).
Harmons: At-risk customers hours are Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 7 am – 8 am.
Lee's Marketplace: Elderly can call in and get free curbside pick up.
Maceys, Dans, Dicks Market & Fresh Market: Offering one hour of shopping time, prior to when the store opens, for those over the age of 60.
Smiths: Dedicating the first hour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 to 8 a.m. solely to the shopping needs of senior citizens until further notice.
Target: reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday at stores nationwide for vulnerable guests – including elderly and those with underlying health concerns.
Trader Joe's: Offering Senior hours every Monday from 9-10 am
Walmart: From March 24 through April 28, Walmart's 5,000-plus U.S. stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers 60 and older, which will start one hour before stores open.
Walgreens: Senior hours are every Tuesday from 8-9 am
Whole Foods: will service customers who are 60 and older one hour before opening to the general public, under the new adjusted hours posted on the store’s web page. (example: if a store’s new hours are 9am-8pm, customers who are 60+ can shop starting at 8am.)