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Walmart reserving pick-up hour for those most at risk

Posted at 10:17 AM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 11:17:07-04

Walmart is launching a Pickup hour for people most at-risk for COVID-19.

Each day the hour from 7 to 8 a.m. at select pickup store locations will be reserved for customers over the age of 60, as well as first responders, customers with disabilities and anyone designated high-risk by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Walmart says that their pickup associates are following enhanced distancing and sanitation procedures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The point of pickup is also contact-free. Customers simply open their trunk, and associates load their groceries in – no need to sign for the order.

Customers will see a new prompt on that displays the qualifications for selecting the slot listed as ‘At Risk Only’ and allows those who are eligible to opt in. While this time has been reserved for these groups, all other pickup times are open for their use as well. Customers can begin filling their baskets through the website or through the Walmart app, which is an increasingly popular option for families to shop for their household needs. To determine if Grocery Pickup is available in your area, check this location map.

A detailed guide to how to place an order for curbside pickup can be found here.

The company cautions that high demand on some products means there are purchase limits on some items, like paper goods, milk and cleaning supplies.

You can find additional information here.