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Target dedicates hour to 'vulnerable guests', reduces store hours

Posted at 7:38 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 20:38:09-04

Target has announced stores will dedicate one shopping hour to "vulnerable guests" and reduce store hours due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The company announced beginning Wednesday, March 18, all Target stores will close by 9 p.m. local time to provide the team additional time for cleaning and restocking each day.

Every Wednesday morning, one shopping hour will be dedicated to vulnerable guests, which includes the elderly and those with underlying health concerns.

“Families are counting on Target for critical supplies during this challenging time, and we’ll continue to do all that we can to keep our stores open. For weeks, we’ve been responding to the impact of the coronavirus by taking care of our team, rigorously cleaning our stores and helping our guests find the food, medicine and other essentials they need for themselves and their families,” said Brian Cornell, Chairman and CEO of Target. “As our team continues to adapt to the country’s fast-changing needs, we’re announcing plans to reduce our store hours and offer dedicated shopping hours for vulnerable guests. We’ll also maintain limits on select products and would ask guests to purchase only what they need so there’s enough supply to accommodate this increased demand.”

Target is encouraging other guests to plan their shopping trips around this timeframe.