Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY Published 6:48 p.m. ET March 28, 2020 | Updated 10:24 a.m. ET March 29, 2020CLOSE Panic shopping from coronavirus has recently left store shelves empty, so some stores are setting aside time for their elderly and at-risk shoppers. USA TODAYCostco Wholesale Club will now offer three senior shopping hours a week amid the coronavirus pandemic and is allowing “those with physical impairments” to also participate. After originally starting the special hours March 24 as a twice-weekly event for members 60 and up on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Costco quietly added Wednesdays as the third day. The retailer edited its March 21 Facebook post announcing the special temporary senior hours Friday to note the change and updated its website Saturday about the special operating hours. “On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Costco warehouses will open from 8 to 9 a.m. for members ages 60 and older, and for those with physical impairments,” Costco’s website notes. Store pharmacies also will be open earlier but food courts will maintain normal hours, according to the website. The hours apply to all stores except for the company’s Business Center locations, which will remain open during regular hours. Costco senior hour: Costco adds twice-weekly senior hour to help meet coronavirus shopping


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