On Monday Dollar General Corporation announced plans to dedicate the first hour of each shopping day to senior shoppers beginning Tuesday, March 17.
“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 in a news release.
The company said they want to provide the at-risk customers with the ability to purchase items they need and want at the beginning of each day to avoid busier and more crowded shopping periods.
Other customers are being asked to plan their shopping trips around this window of time.
Retail stores have been heavily hit leaving many shelves empty making it hard for the elderly to locate necessities. Please respect this time of shopping designated for them.
All stores, including those in Sequoyah County, are also planning to close an hour earlier than usual to allow employees to clean and re-stock store shelves.
KXMX News Staff
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