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SpartanNash reserving store hours for vulnerable shoppers

Posted at 7:28 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 19:16:17-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — SpartanNash is reserving time in its stores for older adults, pregnant women and immunocompromised people to shop during the coronavirus outbreak.

From 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19 will be able to shop in any of the 150-plus stores the company owns in nine states.

"We are expanding those hours just for those people so hopefully that will help in terms of managing crowds and making sure they feel safe and comfortable shopping in our stores during those hours that are dedicated especially for them," said chief human recourse officer, Yvonne Trupeiano.

In addition to reserved hours, stores have suspended self-serve areas, closed cafes and stopped sampling in efforts to mitigate the potential spread of the virus. Stores have also started doing more cleaning and sanitation.

Locations that were previously open for 24 hours will now be open from 6 a.m. to midnight.