ST. LOUIS — Dierbergs grocery stores are changing their hours and setting up times for at-risk groups to shop safely, Dierbergs said Tuesday.
According to a press release from Dierbergs, all store locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.effective immediately. Additionally, only adults over the age of 60 or people with compromised immune systems will be allowed to shop from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
"This temporary change will allow our associates additional time to clean our stores, restock our shelves and recharge during these higher-demand times," the release said.
This week, Schnucks made schedule changes and annoucned exclusive shopping times for at-risk groups, and on Sunday, Fields Foods announced time for only those 60 and older to shop.
St. Louis area leaders and Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker have announced restrictions on restaurants and bars, but those restrictions to not apply to grocery stores because food purchased there is not meant for consumption at those locations.
Missouri had 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday afternoon, with three cases in St. Louis County and one in St. Louis. Illinois has 160 cases with one confirmed death in the Chicago area.