Shortened Grocery Store Hours and Special Hour for Elderly
[UPDATED 3/19/2020 at 3:20 p.m.]
City Market adjusts its hours to accommodate senior citizens by dedicating the first hour of shopping on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for their shopping -- from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Store hours for other customers will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
[UPDATED 3/18/2020 at 6:30 a.m.]
Safeway just announced their store hours will be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
[UPDATED 3/17/2020 at 8:00 p.m.]
Target just announced all stores will be closing by 9 p.m. nightly. Also, each Wednesday morning the first hour of business will be reserved for vulnerable guests including the elderly and those with underlying health conditions. They are encouraging other guests to plan their shopping trips around this timeframe.
[UPDATED 3/17/2020 at 2:45 p.m.]
We just got word that all City Market grocery locations will now be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
At this point we have a ton of closures throughout the Grand Junction community, click here to see the list. We also know that Governor Polis has prohibited onsite dining at all Colorado restaurants. Although there are still plenty of options for food, check out the long list of Grand Junction restaurants serving to-go orders by clicking here.
It seems like just about every occupation and employee has been affected by the spread of the Coronavirus (most specifically COVID-19). And now grocery stores are no different. We got the word that the grocery store giant Wal-Mart will not have stores open 24 hours a day right now, instead, they are switching to 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. until further notice. If your local store isn't normally 24 hours a day, they will be sticking with their normal hours of operations.
Also, Dollar General announced that the first hour of their stores being opened will be only for seniors who are needing to purchase essential items for themselves. This announcement was made after finding out that all the big stores are running low on supplies. Seniors are at higher risk of becoming infected by the Coronavirus and the special hour of shopping was created to help lower the risk for seniors in our community.
A big thank you to all grocery store employees right now trying hard to keep store shelves stocked for people in need of supplies and food.
**As more stores adjust their hours we will be updating this post.