LAKELAND, Florida – All Publix stores and pharmacies will have special hours just for senior citizens starting on Tuesday, March 24, and continue until further notice.
Publix is designating Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, 7 – 8 a.m., as senior shopping hours for customers age 65 and over.
Publix Pharmacy will also open at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to serve the senior population.
According to the CDC, individuals over the age of 65 are at increased risk of complications from the coronavirus.
Publix said that it is offering these expanded hours to better support our elder community.
809 of Publix’s 1,243 stores are located in Florida which has a high senior citizen population.
Before the announcement, senior citizens were standing in long lines in the morning to wait for Publix stores to open.