Originally published at: SENIOR HOURS: Stop & Shop to Open ONLY to Those Over 60 Between 6AM and 730AM | Sean Hannity
National grocery chain Stop & Shop is introducing “senior hours” this week to help older Americans avoid the Coronavirus; opening between 6am and 730am only to those over the age of 60 and their helpers.
The company operates more than 400 locations across the United States and will introduce the new policy Thursday.
“We’re making the decision to offer this every day of the week to allow for community members in this age category to shop in a less crowded environment, which better enables social distancing,” the company’s president, Gordon Reid, said in a statement.
“Although we will not be requesting ID for entry, we ask that you please respect the purpose of the early opening – and do the right thing for your neighbors,” he added. “Store associates do reserve the right to ask customers to leave if they are not a member of this age group.”
Nationwide retailer Dollar General introduced a similar measure earlier this week.
“Dollar General is strongly encouraging that the first hour of operations each day be dedicated solely for the shopping needs of senior customers, who are one of the groups most vulnerable to the COVID-19 coronavirus,” the company said Monday. “General wants to provide these at-risk customers with the ability to purchase the items they need and want at the beginning of each day to avoid busier and more crowded shopping periods.”
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