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Walmart changes hours, creates special time for senior shopping




TIFFIN — Walmart is again making some changes amid growing concerns over the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic.

The retail chain announced Wednesday that effective March 19, it is changing store hours nationwide to 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in an effort to give employees enough time to stock shelves and sanitize the store.

Stores that already open later than 7 a.m. will continue their regular starting hours, Walmart said in a news release.

In addition, Walmart will be holding hour-long senior shopping events every Tuesday for customers 60 and older. The events will start one hour before the store opens, and pharmacies and vision centers will also be open during that time.

Walmart also announced that it will have limits for customers in certain categories including paper products, milk, eggs, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, water, diapers, wipes, formula and baby food.

In an effort to allow associates to focus on stocking and cleaning the rest of the store, Walmart will be temporarily shutting down its Auto Care Centers.

Vision centers will still be open at Walmart for essential services only, such as picking up existing orders and eyeglass repairs.

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