Dollar General Corporation is jumping on the bandwagon and adjusting their hours to assist seniors and to keep their employees safe and healthy.

For all Dollar General locations, it is being encouraged that the first hour of operations each day be dedicated to the shopping needs of our seniors.

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Our seniors are the most vulnerable to the COVID-19 so this change is being done so that they have a chance to go out and get the items that they need earlier on in the day to avoid the busier crowds.

“In keeping with our mission and our ongoing commitment to serve our communities, we are dedicating the first hour of each day to seniors.  We appreciate our customers’ understanding of our decision and request they visit our stores later in the morning to allow at-risk populations the ability to purchase the items they need at affordable prices,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.

Dollar General is asking all other customers to please do their best to respect this new shopping schedule so we can protect our seniors as much as possible.

In addition, all stores will close on hour earlier than their original closing times so employees can clean and stock store shelves.

“During these unprecedented times, Dollar General is diligently working to meet the ongoing needs of our customers and communities. We are proud to live our mission and provide customers with everyday low prices on the household essentials that are used and replenished most often," added Vasos.

For any questions regarding Dollar General's newest announcement, you can reach out to their Media Relations Department at 1 (877) 944-DGPR or at

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