SpartanNash, which operates grocery stores in Southwest Michigan under the D&W and Family Fare names, along with several others, has announced special shopping hours for those guest who are most at-risk during the current coronavirus pandemic.

The company says, effective immediately, every Tuesday and Thursday between 7am and 9am will be reserved for "store guests most at risk of contracting coronavirus (COVID-19), including older adults, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals."

The stores have implemented other changes.

In addition to the reserved store hours, SpartanNash retail stores have also implemented several other changes to store operations, including adjusting operating hours for most stores previously open 24 hours. Effective March 17, operating hours at these locations will be 6 a.m. to midnight daily (check your stores’ website for current store hours).

Stores suspended service at self-serve areas, including salad bars, soup bars and donut cases. These items can be purchased in prepackaged containers, made fresh every day by SpartanNash retail associates with the highest cleanliness and food safety standards. Café areas have also been closed and all sampling has been stopped. - Spartan Nash release

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