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UPDATE: Festival Foods shortens hours and encourages elderly, immune-compromised to come in earlier

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TUESDAY 3/17/2020 1:30 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Festival Foods has announced it will be altering store hours due to the changing coronavirus situation.

According to a release from Festival Foods, beginning Wednesday, March 18, locations previously open 24 hours will now close at midnight and open at 5 a.m.

These changes are intended to provide customers and associates the safest environment possible while allowing stock levels to be replenished. Closing overnight further allows staff to provide a clean environment in all stores.

“It is essential for us to continue to do business in a safe, clean environment with products that our communities need,” said Mark Skogen, Festival Foods President and CEO. “Closing overnight will allow our associates to stock shelves so that product is available for the next morning and make our clean stores even cleaner.”

Festival Foods is also recommending elderly guests or those with compromised immune systems to visit stores between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. to benefit from the clean and best-stocked conditions.

Festival Foods had previously announced the suspension of certain services, including Tot Spot, Hero’s Café, Community Rooms, in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Original Story: Festival Foods suspends services beginning March 16

SUNDAY 3/15/2020 2:05 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Festival Foods will be discontinuing a few store services starting March 16.

The Administrative Assistant at Festival Foods, Maggie Rauschl says, “As a preventative measure for our guests and associates, we will be closing the following services on Monday, March 16, until further notice: Tot Spot, Hero’s Café, Community Rooms.”

The Festival Foods organization states they will continue to monitor the situation while actively collaborating with local health agencies on the issue.

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“The safety and well-being of our associates and guests remain a focus at Festival Foods,” says Rauschl.

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