In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some Marietta stores, including Whole Foods, Target, Publix, and Walmart, are now offering shopping times exclusively for seniors and those with underlying medical conditions.

Whole Foods is open for seniors one hour before they open to the public.  The Merchant’s Walk location is open daily from 8am to 8pm, so senior hours start at 7am each day.  From a recent press release. “We are setting aside this time to help these customers, who national health authorities have identified as among the most vulnerable to COVID-19, feel more comfortable shopping our stores and helping to ensure they are able to get the items they need in a less crowded environment.”

Target is reserving the first hour of every Wednesday morning for seniors and those with underlying health concerns.  The Cobb NE Target on Shallowford Road, and the Marietta East Target on Johnson Ferry are open daily from 8am to 9pm, so senior hours are from 8am to 9am each Wednesday.

Publix is open early twice a week for seniors to shop early.  Each Tuesday and Wednesday, Publix and the Publix pharmacy will open to seniors age 65+ from 7am to 8am.  Regular store hours are 8am to 8pm.

Walmart has announced changes to their hours effective March 24 through April 28, 2020. Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event for customers aged 60 and older from 6am to 7am every Tuesday. The Pharmacies and Vision Centers will also be open during this time.  Walmart is open from 7am to 8:30pm daily.

Store hours are current as of 3/20/20, and are subject to change.  Most stores have announced shopping hours changes this week, and some have announced changes at least twice this week.  Before shopping, please visit the following websites to confirm store hours.

Whole Foods

Target Marietta East

Target Cobb NE



Trader Joe’s




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