Here’s When You Can Shop for Groceries

Here’s When You Can Shop for Groceries

Grocery stores are continuing to follow the CDC’s guidelines to ensure each store is as safe as possible for their customers and employees. This includes shortening public hours in order to accommodate restocking and sanitizing.

Just as stores are practicing these protective CDC guidelines, we as customers need to do our part as well – please remember to practice social distancing while shopping in stores, and please stay home if you are not feeling well. If we all do our part, together we can help prevent the spread of coronavirus in our neighborhoods and communities.

Below is a list of adjusted grocery store hours during the coronavirus pandemic, including special shopping hours for medical personnel, first responders and all high-risk customers. Hours may vary by store and subject to change. Check with your local stores for updated information.

Updated March 30, 2020


Open Daily: 9am – 7pm

Special Hours: Aldi announced on Facebook that its stores will be open to senior citizens, expectant mothers, and all high-risk customers from 8:30am – 9:30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Store Locator.


Daily Hours: 6am – 8pm

Special Hours: Coborn’s invites those who are high-risk (over the age of 60 and those with compromised immune systems) to shop during the first hour of each day from 6am – 7am. 


MON-FRI: 10am – 6:30pm  |  SAT:  9:30am – 6pm  |  SUN: 10am – 6pm

Special Hours: The company announced on their website that Costco members over 60 and members with physical disabilities can shop at the store from 8am – 9am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays (Business Centers are excluded – Costco Business Centers will continue to operate under normal hours)

Cub Foods

Open Daily: 7am – 10pm

Special Hours: From a statement on their website, Cub Foods reserves the shopping hours of 6am – 7am each day for all health care professionals, first responders, the elderly and high risk customers.

Check Cub Foods website for a list of select locations open 24 hours

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

Open Daily: 8am – 8pm

Special Hours: Fresh Thyme states on their website that stores will be exclusively open from 6am – 8am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for customers over the age of 60, and for those who may have a compromised immune system.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the shopping hours of 6am – 8am are reserved for key healthcare personnel and first responders. Please present your professional ID to enter. 


Open Daily: 8am – 8pm

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Jerry’s Foods

Open Daily: 6am – 10pm

Special Hours: At this time, we are asking all customers to respect our request of having the opening hour of 6am to 7am each day reserved for those shoppers who are at a higher risk of severe illness, which includes older adults and those who have compromised immune systems.

Kowalski’s Markets

Open Daily: 6am – 8pm  (Hennepin & Grand open ’til 10pm)

Special Hours: The first two shopping hours of the day (6am-8am) are reserved for customers who are at higher risk

Lunds & Byerlys

Open Daily: 7am – 9pm

Special Hours: In a statement on their website, Lunds & Byerlys asks all customers to respect their request of having the opening hour of 7am – 8am each day reserved for those shoppers who are at a higher risk of severe illness by COVID-19, which includes older adults and those who have compromised immune systems

Sam’s Club

MON-SAT: 9am – 8pm  |  SUN: 10am – 6pm

Special Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7am – 9am are reserved for seniors and those with disabilities or compromised immune systems. This includes pharmacy and optical centers and will last until further notice. Learn more about Sam’s Club’s Concierge “Shop from Your Car” Service which is also available to seniors and high-risk customers on Tuesday and Thursdays mornings.


Open Daily:  7am – 9pm

Special Hours: Every Tuesday & Wednesday, the first shopping hour of the day (7am – 8am) is reserved for high-risk guests including pregnant women, people who are 65 and older, customers with health conditions. Store Locator.

Trader Joe’s

Open Daily: 9am – 7pm

Special Hours: Trader Joe’s said in a statement that every day between 9am – 10am, stores will maintain an additional line outside the front door for senior customers so that they can have “an expedited entrance” to shop the store. Store Locator

Beginning March 30, stores will dedicate the first hour of operation every day (in general, between 8am – 9am) to serve seniors over the age of 60 and disabled customers who may need additional assistance while shopping.


Open Daily: 7am – 8:30pm

Special Hours: Tuesdays from 7am – 8am are reserved shopping hours for senior customers only

Whole Foods

Open Daily: 9am – 8pm

Special Hours: Customers over 60 can shop one hour before regular operating hours every day. Store Locator