Publix stores announces senior shopping hours, closing early due to coronavirus concerns

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UPDATE 3/21/20 AT 6:30 PM – Publix, among other grocery stores in North Alabama, has had trouble restocking its shelves amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHNT News 19’s News Director Paul Caron reached out to Publix on Twitter about concerns many people in North Alabama are having regarding shelves being restocked.

The PublixHelps Twitter page replied to him stating their teams are working as quickly as possible to replenish items.

“We are monitoring this evolving situation and we continue to work diligently to serve you to the best of our ability,” part of the response said.

(WHNT) – Publix is designating Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, 7:00 – 8:00 a.m., as senior shopping hours for customers age 65 and over.

This change in hours will begin Tuesday, 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 will be opening at 8:00 a.m. and closing at 8:00 p.m. daily, starting Saturday, March 14.

The pharmacy will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Sunday’s pharmacy hours will remain the same.

On the store’s website, the grocery chain said the early closure will give employees time to restock and further sanitize the stores.

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