Some grocery stores are offering certain hours and services for the elderly, pregnant women and those with health and immune issues in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus pandemic.
A growing number of Illinois grocery stores are setting aside hours for those at higher risk to shop, said Gov. J.B. Pritzker during a briefing last week.
All essential services will remain open, including but not limited to grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations during his stay-at-home order.
Local stores (in alphabetical order) with hours/services for those higher at-risk customers:
Dollar General (all locations) — The corporate office announced dedicating the first hour of each shopping day.
Handy Foods in Ottawa — Every day from 1 to 3 p.m., they encourage the community to allow older adults and “at risk” to shop. Crowds will be kept to a minimum and make them safe as possible.
Hy-Vee in Peru — 7 to 8 a.m. every day, seven days a week.
Illinois Valley Food & Deli in LaSalle — 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday-Sundays.
Kroger in Ottawa and Streator — 7 to 8 a.m. Monday-Thursday.
PC Foods in Granville — 7 to 8 a.m. Monday-Friday and 8 to -9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. The store said they have staff available to help customers.
Sullivan’s Foods in Princeton and Mendota — Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 to 8 a.m.