The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States has prompted several businesses to establish certain hours for senior citizens to do their shopping. This is reflective of the Centers for Disease Control including older adults among those more at risk for complications if they contract the virus.

As of Monday, the following businesses in Waxahachie had set up designated times for older adults to shop.

• Aldi – 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (includes the elderly, pregnant and those with underlying health concerns)

• Big Lots – 9-10 a.m. daily

• Dollar General – 8-9 a.m. daily

• Foodland – 7-8 a.m. daily (age 65 and older)

• Target – 8-9 a.m. Wednesdays (includes the elderly, pregnant and those with underlying health concerns)

• Walmart – 6-7 a.m. Tuesdays (age 60 and older)

H-E-B does not have designated hours; however, it has launched a partnership with Favor. According to a press release, this will allow seniors to place delivery orders through Favor for grocery essentials shopped from H-E-B. The service will be available to seniors age 60 and older.

Orders are for same-day delivery and can be placed through the Favor app or or by phone at a dedicated Senior Support Line at 1-833-397-0080. Daily ordering windows will be available from 9am-1pm. The personal senior shopping service will not charge delivery and service fees for the first 30 days; orders will include a $10 tip for the Favor Runner.

The Sun was unable to confirm any designated hours for Family Dollar by press time.

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