Ohio Kroger stores to dedicate hours for seniors, high-risk customers; will further adjust hours

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Kroger stores in Ohio will be adjusting their hours further and also devote some time specifically for seniors and other high-risk customers.

According to a spokesperson for the company, Ohio stores will dedicate the first hour of shopping on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. to seniors (60+) and other higher-risk customers, as defined by the CDC.

These dedicated shopping hours will begin Monday, March 23.

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“Kroger wants to provide these groups with the ability to purchase the items they need when fewer shoppers are present,” said Amy McCormick, corporate affairs manager, The Kroger Co. of Columbus. “We request that customers respect these hours for the health of our community during this time of uncertainty. We thank our customers for their kind consideration, as we provide these special hours for seniors and those who are more vulnerable to COVID-19.”

Kroger is also encouraging customers to shop between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday through Sunday.

Kroger will move to the 9 p.m. closing starting Saturday, March 21 to accommodate cleaning and restocking.

Kroger pharmacy will close at 9 p.m. Monday through Friday with opening and weekend hours varying by store.

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