Hy-Vee supermarkets will once again reserve an hour of morning shopping at locations, including its three Columbia stores, in response to the increasing COVID-19 cases, the chain announced Monday.

People considered high risk for COVID-19 can shop weekdays 7 to 8 a.m., according to a news release. The chain first began offering the reserved hour in March but halted it as the COVID-19 cases decreased. 

The hour is reserved for shoppers who are:

  • Ages 60 and older.
  • Expectant mothers.
  • Anyone with an underlying health condition(s) that makes him/her more susceptible to serious illness.

 Hy-Vee supermarkets began offering free COVID-19 tests at Columbia outlets in October. 

For more COVID-19 related news, see our section dedicated to COVID-19 updates.
  • Public Health and Safety reporter, fall 2020 Studying convergence journalism Reach me at zhormell@mail.missouri.edu, or in the newsroom at 882-5720.

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