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Walmart Is Implementing Buying Limitations and Offering Special Shopping Time for High-Risk Shoppers

Walmart will now be hosting senior shopping events as well as implementing buying limitations on certain products.

With the Coronavirus still spreading, many restaurants are no longer allowing dine-in guests and are switching to curbside delivery.

Most grocery stores are limiting shopping hours and some are even adding seniors only shopping time!

Walmart is one of the many companies attempting to help isolate and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. Keep reading to find out how Walmart is doing its part!

Walmart U.S. stores will adjust operating hours to 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Stores that open later than 7 a.m. will continue their regular starting hours. This will further help associates restock the shelves for customers while continuing to clean and sanitize the store. While the store hours change for customers, our associates will continue to have access to their regular scheduled shifts and full hours.


We know our older customers could be more vulnerable to the coronavirus and to better support them, Walmart is offering special shopping hours. From March 24 through April 28, Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers aged 60 and older. This will start one hour before the store opens. Our Pharmacies and Vision Centers will also be open during this time.


We know communities are counting on us more than ever and we are determined to serve the broadest number of customers and ensure they have access to the key items they are looking for. Our stores will have limits for customers in certain categories including paper products, milk, eggs, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, water, diapers, wipes, formula and baby food.


Walmart has also stated that they will be closing all auto-centers for the time being so that associates in those areas can focus on helping keep the store stocked and sanitary.

The vision center will continue operating under its normal business hours at this time.

To read the complete list of changes that Walmart is making to help control the spread of the Coronavirus click HERE.

Don’t forget, keep washing your hands and continue to practice social distancing!