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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Stores have announced temporary hours and changes in services during the coronavirus outbreak. 


Aldi's announced some stores may have limited hours to clean and restock products. Check with your local store for details.

Big Y 

Big Y announced that starting Thursday, March 19 all locations will be reserving 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. for customers who are 60 and older or have compromised immune systems. 

Big Y locations will be open 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. until further notice starting Monday, March 16. 

Store officials say the temporary hours will help them conduct additional sanitation and restock products. 

Dollar General 

Dollar General announced that starting on March 17, the first hour of operations each day will be dedicated to senior customers. 

Stores will also plan to close an hour earlier to help with cleaning and re-stocking products. 

Price Chopper/ Market 32 

All Price Chopper and Market 32 stores will be open from 7:00 a.m. - 10 p.m., beginning March 18

The store says the temporary hours will help with the restocking of products and performing preventative sanitation. Officials say there is no timeline when the chain will return to normal hours. 

For senior citizens, the store will be open from 6 a.m. - 7 a.m. every day beginning March 19.

Shop Rite

Shop Rite has not announced a change to hours, but said quantities of some products will be limited. The list can be found here. 

Stop & Shop 

All Stop & Shop locations will be open 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. at most stores beginning Monday, March 16. Store officials said there may be some exceptions. 

New hours will be posted to the chain's website on March 16. 

Effective March 19, Stop and Shop will create hours specifically geared to accommodate customers 60 or older, allowing them to shop from 6-7:30 a.m.

Store officials also said pickup services will be temporarily suspended until further notice. 

"As a result of unprecedented demand as well as product shortages in some areas, we have temporarily suspended our online pickup service until further notice. Our store associates will instead focus on stocking product and other key priorities that will better meet the needs of all customers at this time," store officials said. 

The chain also said customers should expect delays in home deliveries due to high demand. 

Trader Joe's 

All Trader Joe's locations will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. starting March 16. 


All Walmart stores will change hours of operation to 6:00 a.m. - 11 p.m. starting Sunday, March 15. 

"This will help ensure associates are able to stock the products our customers are looking for and to perform cleaning and sanitizing," store officials said. 

Stores that operate under more reduced hours will stay the same. 

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After the virus is over people will be lined up at the service desk returning rotted meat, wilted produce, gallons of bleach and Lysol. No receipts of course.

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