Updated at 8:30 p.m.

WESTFIELD, NJ — The town has asked its supermarkets to limit crowd capacity to 50%, Mayor Shelley Brindle announced Monday night.

“We are prepared to implement voluntary crowd management protocols if crowds continue,” Brindle said.

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The two supermarkets in town had both modified their hours as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Stop & Shop has adjusted its hours to 7:30 a.m. — 8 p.m. to allow more time to unload deliveries and stock shelves, the company announced.

Starting Thursday, March 19, Stop & Shop will create hours specifically geared to accommodate customers 60 and older, the company said.

“Stop & Shop stores will open from 6 a.m. — 7:30 a.m. only for customers over the age of 60 who the CDC and local health officials say are most vulnerable,” the statement said. There will be a separate entrance for the seniors, the company said.

Trader Joe's

Trader Joe’s stores will be open from 9 a.m. — 7 p.m., the company’s website said.

This is “to support our Crew Members in taking care of one another and our customers,” the company said.

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