High-Risk and Senior (65)+ Shopping Hours — UPDATED
Thursdays from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Reserved for High-Risk (see CDC guidelines) and Senior (65+) shopping members only.
Beginning Thursday, Sep 17, High-risk and Senior (65+) shopping hours will be 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
The Coop will be open to ALL members for shopping on Thursdays starting at 11:30 a.m.
If there are NO high-risk or senior (65+) shoppers waiting to enter the Coop between 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. AND the Coop has pink shopping tags available, members of the general population will be allowed to enter to shop.
High-risk and senior (65+) will always be given priority to enter between the hours of 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. regardless of general population members waiting in line. Staff will be closely monitoring the line to make sure that our high-risk and senior members are allowed to enter before the general population from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
If you are a general population member-shopper, please be aware that all high-risk and senior members will be given priority to enter the Coop between 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays.
We will continue to revisit this policy in order to create one that balances the needs of all our members. If it turns out that seniors and high-risk individuals need different shopping hours on Thursday, we will modify this policy again.
Who is high-risk? The Coop is following CDC guidance on who is defined as high-risk. Follow this link for full description: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html. Seniors may be asked to provide proof of age. No one will be asked to provide any proof of their medical status.
Members in the high-risk and/or senior group will still need to wait in a line outside as we are limiting the number of shoppers in the Coop. Coop staff reserve the right to offer priority entry out of line-waiting order to the very elderly and/or infirm who may not be able to wait, even while seated inside the Coop, based on our judgment.
For seniors and high-risk group members, please read the Coop’s information about the Authorized Shopper program in the Shopping and Facility Update. The Coop has relaxed the Authorized Shopper rules. We urge members who are unable to come to the Coop or want to limit their exposure in public to consider using the Authorized Shopper program.