*UPDATED 3/24* Coronavirus Closings Updates and Modified Store Hours/Policies

coronavirus closings

There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it.  Stores are having to implement plans and change the “business as usual” model to adapt to quarantines, supply shortages and self-distancing.  Here’s a continuously updated list of Coronavirus closings updates.

last updated 3/24


Aldi – stores new operating hours are 9am to 7pm

Bi-Lo – stores closing at 8pm.  8am-9am M-F is reserved for seniors and high-risk shoppers

Fresh Market – first hour of business, 8am-9am, Monday through Friday is for seniors and high risk shoppers

Dollar General – Dollar General will close one hour earlier than posted store closing times to allow employees to clean and restock.  Also, they are asking shoppers to allow the elderly to shop the first hour of the day.

Harris Teeter – closing stores at 8pm

Publix – Stores open at 8am and are now closing at 8pm for cleaning and restocking.  Pharmacy hours are 9am to 6pm.  UPDATE – stores will open at 7am for seniors and high risk shoppers.

Sprouts  – store hours are now 7am to 8pm

Target – Stores will close at 9pm.  The first hour of operating hours on Wednesdays is being designated for high-risk shoppers.

Walgreens – most locations are adopting a 9am-9pm schedule, including stores that were previously 24 hours.

Walmart – New policy effective March 19, 2020, Walmart U.S. stores will open at 7 am and close at 8:30 pm. Associates will still be working regular hours around the clock stocking and cleaning.  From March 24 to April 28, Walmart stores will have an hour long “Senior Shopping Event” every Tuesday starting one hour before opening (so, from 6 to 7 am) for customers 60 and older.  Read more about it here, including item limitations and temporary Auto Center closures.

Winn-Dixie – reserving the hour between 8am and 9am, Monday-Friday, as shopping for seniors and at-risk groups.  Read their recommended shopping policies here.

Here’s a handy at-a-glance visual to some of the more popular stores:


Pretty much all restaurants at this point have closed their dining rooms and gone to drive-thru, carryout or delivery only.

Chick-fil-a – drive thru only service

McDonald’s – locations in highly affected areas are doing drive-thru only

Panera – drive thru only service

Starbucks – precautions being taken on a store by store basis

Taco Bell – drive thru only service

Take advantage of services like GrubHub and DoorDash so you don’t have to go to restaurants in person!


Abercrombie – closed

Apple Store – closed until further notice

Barnes & Noble –  reduced hours

Bath & Body Works  – closed until March 29th

Bed, Bath and Beyond –  temporarily closing 800 stores that do not have health and beauty departments thru 4/3

Belk – closed until March 30th

Best Buy  – remaining open with shortened store hours – 10am to 6pm

Build A Bear – April 2nd

Five Below  – closed until at least March 31st

Ikea – closed until further notice

JCPenney – closed until April 2nd

Kohl’s  – stores closed until April 1st.  Spend your Kohl’s cash online.

Macy’s – closed until March 31st

Michael’s –  Workshops cancelled thru 3/28

Nike – closed

Old Navy – stores closed for at least 2 weeks as of March 19th

Party City – closed until March 31st

Regal Cinemas – closed until further notice

Sephora – closed until April 3rd

Ulta – closed until March 31st

Verizon – some locations closed

Vacation and Large Event Location Closures

Busch Gardens – Closed until March 31st

Disneyland – Closed March 14th – March 31st

Dollywood – Closed until March 28th

Great Wolf Lodge – Closed March 15th – April 1st

Legoland – Closed until March 31st

Metropolitan Opera – performances cancelled through March 31st.  Tune in starting Monday, March 16th for live stream performances!

Sea World – Closed until March 31st

Universal Studios Florida & Hollywood – Closed until March 3st

Walt Disney World – Closed March 16th – March 31st

I’ll keep you posted on Coronavirus closings as I hear of them.  Know of something not listed?  Drop a comment! 👇


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