Kroger designates special hour for certain customers during COVID-19 pandemic

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ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Kroger stores in Georgia will block off an entire hour of shopping for people over the age of 60 and people who are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a news release from Kroger, beginning Monday, March 23rd, stores in Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina will block off 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., Monday through Thursday for those specific groups of people.

“We encourage all customers to respect these special hours as we work to protect our community members,” said Felix Turner, manager of corporate affairs for Kroger’s Atlanta Division.

Kroger associates will also assist anyone who needs additional help while shopping.

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.