Whole Foods to reserve opening hour for customers over 60

Whole Foods announced on Wednesday it would be allowing customers 60 and over to shop for an hour before its stores open to the general public.

The measure comes as other grocery stores around the country are adjusting to allow older customers and people with disabilities first access to goods as a way to prevent vulnerable demographics from being exposed to the novel coronavirus.

Disruptions due to COVID-19 outbreak

Whole Foods also said it would close up to two hours early to give staff more time to restock shelves and sanitize stores.

Locally owned grocery chain Lunds & Byerlys announced earlier this week it would reserve the first hour of operations for older adults and people with compromised immune systems.

Disruptions due to COVID-19 outbreak