High-Risk and Senior (65)+ Shopping Hours
Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Reserved for High-Risk (see CDC guidelines) and Senior (65+) shopping members only. There will be no exceptions.
Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. — we are open to all shopping members.
General population shopping members, please do not arrive or queue at the Coop prior to 3:00 p.m.. Your cooperation is appreciated.
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.
We are asking all other Coop members not to shop on Thursdays between 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in respect of fellow Coop members who are seniors or at a higher risk of severe illness by COVID-19. Members under the age of 65 and those without underlying conditions that put them at greater risk may begin lining up outside at 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Please do not arrive prior to 3:00 p.m. as the Coop will still be serving its high-risk individuals and senior members.
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 fewer shopping hours on Thursday, we will modify this policy again.
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.