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Dollar General dedicates first hour of business day to senior customers in wake of COVID-19

Senior customers are one of the most vulnerable groups.
Posted at 8:27 PM, Mar 16, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. -- Dollar General announced Monday that stores will dedicate the first hour of each shopping day to senior customers to help them safely shop during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Beginning on March 17, Dollar General is strongly encouraging that the first hour of operations each day be dedicated solely for the shopping needs of senior customers, who are one of the groups most vulnerable to the COVID-1.

Other customers are encouraged to plan their shopping trips around this window of time to allow the most susceptible customers the ability to shop during the first hour that stores are open.

Additionally, all stores plan to close one hour earlier than current close times to allow employees to clean and re-stock store shelves.

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