Older adults are at a higher risk to get very sick from the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control
— and therefore people over 60 are strongly encouraged to stay home as much as possible.
If you or someone you love falls into this age group and doesn't want to order groceries online and have them delivered, St. Louis-based Fields Foods has another solution. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, the grocery store will institute a "Seniors Shopping Hour" between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., as shared in a Facebook post yesterday evening
. The shopping hour will be offered exclusively at the Fields Foods location at 1500 Lafayette Avenue.
"This hour will be for customers over the age of 60," the post states. "This step is implemented to extend special consideration to our older adult customers."
In addition to "Seniors Shopping Hour," Fields Foods promises to "make additional safety and health considerations" for customers, including increased cleaning and sanitizing of the store and baskets and carts.
Here's the full post:
For more information on COVID-19, go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website
, and for more on the local response, go to websites for the city's health department
and St. Louis County's health department
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