Grocery stores still open during coronavirus outbreak and new hours of operation

Many establishments are changing their operation hours or shutting down altogether as we all do our part in helping stop the coronavirus outbreak. Which grocery stores are still open?

We’re all doing our best to practice social distancing and only going out when necessary to help stop the spread of COVID-19. However, buying groceries and other necessities is still a must. It’s smart to stock up on a few essentials, (click here for a helpful guide on what to stock up on and what to skip) especially as we are seeing more and more stores closing or dramatically changing their hours of operation.

Where can you go to pick up a few things today? Here are some of the grocery stores and shops still open as of March 17, 2020 (we’ll update this list as often as possible):

ALDI Grocery Stores: While select locations are temporarily closed, others have simply shortened their hours. It’s not easy to know which locations has done which as it is a developing situation.

Albertsons: All stores are open and following regular hours, but there is a limit on the quantity of high-demand items you can purchase.

Kroger: New hours vary per location, but are shorter than regular operating hours the store usually practices. Here’s a helpful page that lists the new times.

Target: Just as most stores have, Target has a limit on the quantity of high-demand items you can purchase, but store hours have not changed and all stores are still open.

Tom Thumb: All locations are still open and following the same hours as usual, management asks that everyone be respectful of the quantities they buy, but no limit has been set in place yet.

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Trader Joe’s: Quantity limits are in place, but all stores are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Wal-Mart: The massive retailer is closely monitoring inventory and putting limits on quantities customers are able to purchase. Operation hours have also drastically changed, including those that were open 24-hours, to 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Whole Foods: Hours vary per location, but should be relatively the same and all stores are still open with limits to what they offer (no hot bars or salad bars, according to Delish).

Please note: Remember to wipe down your shopping carts handle, wash your hands, and be safe while shopping!