Stop & Shop supermarkets are adjusting their hours to allow time for persons over age 60 to shop when the stores are less crowded.

In a statement issued today, the supermarket chain announced that the stores would be open from 6:00 to 7:30 AM daily, for persons aged 60 and over only. The company said,

We’re making the decision to offer this every day of the week to allow for community members in this age category to shop in a less crowded environment, which better enables social distancing. They’ll also be shopping prior to any other customers entering.

 

Beginning Thursday, people ages 60 and up can use a designated entrance, which will be marked at their local store, from 6:00a.m.-7:30a.m. Although we will not be requesting ID for entry, we ask that you please respect the purpose of the early opening – and do the right thing for your neighbors. Store associates do reserve the right to ask customers to leave if they are not a member of this age group.

The stores will then be open for business as usual from 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM.

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