BOSTON (CBS) – Stop & Shop announced that it will be featuring hours specifically for customers 60 or older to allow those most vulnerable to coronavirus to buy groceries in a less crowded environment.
Starting Thursday, stores will be open only for people over the age of 60 from 6-7:30 a.m.READ MORE: Family Of Woman Killed In Weymouth Hit-And-Run Wants 'Closure And Justice'
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“Stop & Shop is making the decision to allow community members in this age category to shop in a less crowded environment, which better enables social distancing,” the company said.
The grocery store chain said it will not require ID to enter the store during these times, but they “request that we all respect the purpose of the early opening” and ask that fellow customers “do the right thing for our older neighbors.”MORE NEWS: Is My Loss Of Smell From COVID Going To Be Permanent? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Questions
To allow stores more time to stock shelves, Stop & Shop adjusted its hours of operation to 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.