Senior and “High Risk” Shopping Hours

There are lots of changes happening right now and it’s hard to keep up with all of them.  I have an entire post of store changes right now that I just updated to include a lot more info. But here’s a handy visual to some of the major stores and their updated hours including senior/high risk shopping times.


Aldi – stores new operating hours are 9am to 7pm. They will open at 8:30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays for vulnerable shoppers including: senior citizens expectant mothers persons with health concerns Vulnerable shoppers are asked to shop Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am-9:30am.

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.

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.

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

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.

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