LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix announced Thursday they are designating a specific time for seniors to shop amid the coronavirus.
The Florida-based grocery chain said Tuesday and Wednesday, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., will be senior-shopping hours for customers age 65 and over.
This change in hours will begin March 24 and continue until further notice. Publix Pharmacy will also open at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to serve our senior population.
Publix said they are offering these expanded hours to better support the elderly community since people over the age of 65 are at an increased risk of complications from the coronavirus.
Earlier in the week, the grocery store chain said they will open to the general public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice.
Publix currently operates 1,243 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.