Florida’s favorite grocery store, Publix announced via Twitter Friday night that they will be making changes to their store hours due to the coronavirus.
Starting Saturday, the Florida-based grocery chain said stores will close at 8 p.m. until further notice.
To better serve our customers, give our store teams time to conduct additional preventive sanitation and restock product on our shelves, beginning Saturday, March 14 we will adjust store and pharmacy hours companywide to close at 8 p.m. until further notice.
The company said in a written statement that this will allow them to “better serve our customers, give our store teams time to conduct additional preventive sanitation and restock product on shelves.”
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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MARCH 12: Normally busy downtown streets are virtually empty at rush hour due to coronavirus fears on March 12, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Major employers like Amazon and many others have asked employees to work from home to help slow the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - MARCH 13: Shelves normally stocked with hand wipes, hand sanitizer and toilet paper sit empty at a Target store as people stockpile supplies due to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) March 13, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. The U.S. government is racing to make more coronavirus test kits available as schools close around the country, sporting events are canceled, and businesses encourage workers to telecommute where possible. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - MARCH 12: Passengers with face mask pictured at Frankfuert Airport on March 12, 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany. U.S. President Donald Trump has announced he is imposing a ban, beginning tomorrow at midnight, on most travellers from continental Europe in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. U.S. citizens and their families will still be allowed to travel and the measure is not supposed to affect international trade. Europe currently has approximately 25,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, with approximately half of those in Italy. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 11: Workers clean a subway station in Brooklyn as New York City confronts the coronavirus outbreak on March 11, 2020 in New York City. President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday evening that he is restricting passenger travel from 26 European nations to the U.S. in an effort to contain the coronavirus which is rapidly spreading throughout the world and America. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON - MARCH 12: A cleaning crew wearing protective clothing (PPE), takes disinfecting equipment into the Life Care Center on March 12, 2020 in Kirkland, Washington. The nursing home in the Seattle suburbs has had the most coronavirus deaths of anywhere in the United States. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
QUEZON, PHILIPPINES - MARCH 13: Filipinos hoping to leave Manila before it is placed on lockdown flock at a bus station on March 13, 2020 in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Thursday that he would place some 12 million people in the capital Manila on lockdown and suspend government work for a month to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Philippines' Department of Health has so far confirmed 52 cases of the deadly coronavirus in the country, with at least 5 recorded fatalities. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - MARCH 12: A security checks a passenger's body temperature at Tugu train station on March 12, 2020 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia officials reported the country's first death from the coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday, a 53-year-old COVID-19 patient, and has so far confirmed 34 cases of the deadly coronavirus in the country. The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 13: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white) A general view of the Central Station on March 11, 2020 in Milan, Italy. The Italian Government has strengthened up its quarantine rules, shutting all commercial activities except for pharmacies, food shops, gas stations, tobacco stores and news kiosks in a bid to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 12: People wait in line to enter a Costco Wholesale store before it opened in the morning on March 12, 2020 in Glendale, California. Once the store opened, the line moved smoothly and most people were able to enter to make purchases within about 15 minutes. Some Americans are stocking up on food, toilet paper, water and other items the day after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 07: People walk through a sparse international departure terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) as concern over the coronavirus grows on March 7, 2020 in New York City. The number of global coronavirus infections has now surpassed 100,000, causing disruptions throughout the globe. The airline and travel industries has been especially hard hit by the outbreak, with both business and leisure travelers cancelling plans. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13: An empty restaurant is seen on March 13, 2020 in New York City. President Donald Trump is expected to declare national emergency over coronavirus crisis today. There are at least 95 confirmed cases in New York City. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)