Dollar General announced Monday, that beginning Tuesday morning, the first hour of operations will be specifically for elderly customers and those with a higher risk of complication from COVID-19. Store hours will also be changing. Also beginning tomorrow all store will close one hour earlier to allow employees to restock shelves and sanitize their stores.

“In keeping with our mission and our ongoing commitment to serve our communities, we are dedicating the first hour of each day to seniors.  We appreciate our customers’ understanding of our decision and request they visit our stores later in the morning to allow at-risk populations the ability to purchase the items they need at affordable prices. During these unprecedented times, Dollar General is diligently working to meet the ongoing needs of our customers and communities. We are proud to live our mission and provide customers with everyday low prices on the household essentials that are used and replenished most often.” TODD VASOS, CEO of Dollar General