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.