Target, Stater Brothers, Whole Foods and others are also on board for their own "senior" hours
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A number of businesses in Southern California are opening early for elderly people so they can avoid the crowds that have recently inundated major retailers and local chains.
In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom has called for those 65 or older to isolate themselves at home. Ventura County authorities went a step further by ordering local residents over 75 toshelterin place.
On Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health commended the retailers' decision to help out. But the agency underscored that the best way for seniors to remain healthy during the outbreak is to have medications, food and other supplies taken to their residence either by delivery services or family members.
Seniors who still need to leave their home for groceries and other items can take advantage of the special hours offered by the following stores:
Albertsons, Vons, Safeway and Pavilions:Every Tuesday and Thursday, grocery stores operated by Albertsons Companies will only serve vulnerable community members from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Click the following links for further information on each store:Albertsons,Pavilions,SafewayandVons.