One thing we keep hearing with this whole Coronavirus thing, is just how vulnerable older people and people with weakened immune systems are. Albertson's sees their concerns and will offer special hours for this population.

According to CBS 2, Treasure Valley Albertson's locations will have special hours reserved specifically for senior citizens and the immunocompromised. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 am, they are asking their customers to stay away and leave the store to this more vulnerable group.

Albertsons' official press release says:

Helping Our Senior Citizens and Vulnerable Neighbors

The situation around Coronavirus continues to unfold.  Across Albertsons Companies 2,200+ stores nation-wide, we know that some of our most vulnerable neighbors are senior citizens and other at-risk populations, such as pregnant women or those with compromised immune systems, who have been advised to avoid leaving home as much as possible.

We are sensitive to the fact that everyone is anxious to make sure they have the items they need, and we also know that everyone wants their neighbors to stay safe and healthy, too.  We will reserve every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 AM to 9 AM for those vulnerable shoppers who must leave home to obtain their groceries, unless otherwise locally mandated. We are asking that our customers help us reserve this shopping time for those most at risk in our communities. We thank our customers in advance for their compassion and understanding toward their neighbors and friends, and in helping us maintain this temporary operations guideline.

Our store hours are being updated continuously on our websites. For the best information on when your local store is open, please visit your local store's website."

If you know someone from this population or you're helping them during this chaotic time, this would be great information to pass on to them.

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