Dollar General announced starting today, March 17, it will be dedicating the first hour of each shopping day to senior shoppers.  The COVID-19 virus is scary for many of us, but especially for our senior citizen population that are the most vulnerable.  The hour of senior shopping will allow them to not have to battle a bigger crowd at store where stock is dwindling at an alarming rate.

In a statement, Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos said, "We appreciate our customers’ understanding of our decision and request they visit our stores later in the morning to allow at-risk populations the ability to purchase the items they need at affordable prices. During these unprecedented times, Dollar General is diligently working to meet the ongoing needs of our customers and communities."

\Dollar General has 16,000 stores in 44 states.  Those locations will also close an hour earlier each day to allow employees to clean the store and restock the shelves.

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