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Target reduces hours, designates first hour for 'vulnerable shoppers' in response to coronavirus outbreak

Target
Posted at 6:40 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 18:40:10-04

(WTXL) — Target is reducing store hours, increasing select employee benefits and making other adjustments in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Beginning March 18, all Target stores will open at their regularly scheduled times but close by 9 p.m. nightly to allow for extra cleaning and restocking time.

The retailer also will maintain limits on select products and ask shoppers to purchase only what they need “so there's enough supply to accommodate this increased demand."

In addition, Target is reserving the first hour of shopping each Wednesday at stores nationwide for “vulnerable” shoppers, including elderly and those with underlying health concerns. The retailer is encouraging other shoppers to plan their shopping trips around this time-frame.

Target has closed all in-store eateries, and the seating areas and condiment stations in its Starbucks cafes.