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.
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 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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