Kroger updates hours for Georgia stores starting today

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ATLANTA — Kroger is expanding its store hours as it starts to shift back to normal. The Atlanta division, which includes Georgia, South Carolina and parts of Alabama, will see the new hours start Sunday.

The store hours will vary by location with most opening at 6 a.m. and closing at 11 p.m. or midnight. Only select stores will be open for 24-hour shopping and pharmacy hours will not change.

The original release sent out Wednesday said the Atlanta division planned to end the previous senior hours.

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However, that plan changed and the stores will now offer senior hours from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Wednesdays, according to an update release sent this weekend.

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“The expanded hours will help maintain social distancing requirements during busy summer months,” said Felix Turner, manager of corporate affairs for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “The safety of our customers and associates remains our top priority. Kroger will continue to maintain protective measures established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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The protective measures include limiting the store to 50% capacity, placing social distance markers in the stores and enhanced daily sanitation practices.

For workers, Kroger requires all of them to wear masks and have their temperatures checked. There are also plexiglass separators at the checkout lanes.

Kroger is the latest grocery chain to readjust its hours again. Publix expanded its hours last weekend.

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