Hy-Vee reinstates reserved shopping hour

High-risk shoppers have their own hour of shopping with increase in COVID-19 numbers
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A shopper carries his groceries outside a Hy-Vee supermarket in Omaha, Neb., early Friday, April 3, 2020, during the hour of shopping reserved for those considered at a higher risk of contracting the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- With the recent increase in coronavirus numbers, beginning Monday, Hy-Vee is reinstating the reserved shopping hour for customers who are considered “high risk”.

From 7-8 a.m., Monday through Friday, customers who are 60-years-old or older, expectant mothers, or have an underlying health condition(s) that make them more susceptible to serious illnesses are welcome to shop safely at all Hy-Vee locations.

“As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the areas we serve, we believe it’s necessary to bring back this special hour to best serve customers who are at a higher risk of serious illness. Hy-Vee remains committed to our customers during these challenging times and will take all measures necessary to keep them and our employees safe.” Hy-Vee officials said.

Hy-Vee has asked that all other customers respect this reserved hour and limit their shopping to before 7 a.m. or after 8 a.m.

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