© 2024 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Public Media from Michigan State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Current Store Updates During COVID-19

                                                                                                                                                                      (Page Draft)

List of Local Stores Making Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic:

(Check website for updates)

  • Whole Foods

Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m

All Whole Foods Market stores in the U.S. and Canada will service customers who are 60 and older one hour before opening to the general public, under the new adjusted hours posted on the store’s web page. (example: if a store’s new hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p,m., customers who are 60+ can shop starting at 8 a.m.)," the company said.

-Pulled from Whole Foods’s website

  • Target

8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

On Wednesdays, Target will open for an hour, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., to allow vulnerable guests to shop without interaction with the larger public.

As of March 26, all Target stores will stop accepting returns and exchanges for three weeks, through April 16


-Pulled from Target’s website

  • Dollar General

8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Dollar General is strongly encouraging that the first hour of operations each day be dedicated solely for the shopping needs of senior customers, who are one of the groups most vulnerable to the COVID-19 coronavirus


Senior Store Hours: On March 17, we began senior store hours, which are designed to allow some of our most vulnerable neighbors the ability to shop during the first hour that our stores are open to avoid busier and more crowded shopping periods. For customers who can wait an hour, we strongly encourage you to plan your shopping accordingly to help support our at-risk customers.

Earlier Closing Times: Although stores will open at normal hours, we will continue closing an hour early for the time being to allow employees to clean stores, restock shelves and care for their own well-being.

Product Limitations: In an effort to ensure all customers have the products they need, we are suggesting a limit on paper products, hand sanitizer and wipes to three per customer.

-Pulled from Dollar General’s website

  • Meijer

8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

New dedicated shopping time for elderly and immunocompromised shoppers between 7 a.m.- 8 a.m.

Meijer will now be closing overnight at 10 p.m. and reopening its doors at 8 a.m.

Pay at the pump fuel sales will remain open 24/7.

Meijer Express convenience store locations will close overnight at 10pm and each morning at 8am; pay-at-the-pump fuel sales will remain available 24 hours a day 

Meijer stores and pharmacies will provide dedicated shopping times for senior citizens and customers with chronic health conditions on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8am local time. 

-Pulled from Meijer’s website

  • Walmart

7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Effective Mar. 15, Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets will be open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Additionally, from March 24 to April 28, stores will host a senior shopping hour every Tuesday for customers age 60 and older who may be more vulnerable. This will start one hour before the store opens. Pharmacies and vision centers will also be open during this time.

-Pulled from Walmart’s website

  • Walgreens

9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.*most stores

24-hour stores are drive-thru only, overnight 9pm-9am

Senior-only hour is 8-9am every Tuesday

-Pulled from Walgreens’s website