Stores around the U.S. and the globe are taking extra steps to help protect the elderly population, which is considered the most vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.Their efforts come as President Donald Trump urged all older Americans to stay home during a set of sweeping guidelines on Monday.Dollar General stores throughout the states announced plans to dedicate the first hour of each shopping day to senior shoppers, starting on Tuesday.MAR-A-LAGO INFORMS GUESTS OF ‘DEEP CLEANING’ AFTER SOME AT RESORT TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS Customers wait on line outside a supermarket, Monday, March 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) “Dollar General is strongly encouraging that the first hour of operations each day be dedicated solely for the shopping needs of senior customers, who are one of the groups most vulnerable to the COVID-19 coronavirus,” a company statement said. “General wants to provide these at-risk customers with the ability to purchase the items they need and want at the beginning of each day to avoid busier and more crowded shopping periods.”Other customers will have to plan around this window. Store hours are also closing one hour earlier to protect their employees and allow them to clean and re-stock store shelves.While most stores in


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