Coronavirus prompts Kroger to reduce store hours

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Shoppers face long lines at grocery store

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Kroger will change its hours of operation – allowing workers to restock shelves and clean stores – in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and frenzied shopping since, according to multiple media reports Saturday evening.

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The company plans to open at 7 a.m., according to reports from WCMH-TV in Columbus and WKRC-TV, in Cincinnati, but the two reports differed on closing hours, with one station reporting 10 p.m. and the other 9 p.m.

Both stations reported it would begin Monday.

Kroger could not be immediately reached for comment. Other national grocery chains also were also limiting hours.

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