ST. LOUIS ( -- Three local St. Louis-based grocery stores, as well as Target and Whole Foods, are offering shoppers age 60 and over an exclusive hour to shop as a health precaution.

Schnucks will offer 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. as a shopping time for their senior customers to shop. Their stores will be open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the exception of some stores. Visit here for more.

Dierbergs will reserve 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. for daily for customers. The stores' updated hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 

Grocery store aisle.

Field Foods on Lafayette Avenue will reserve 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. for senior shoppers. The store will remain open during their existing store hours.

As employees worked frantically to restock shelves overnight, the supply was quickly diminished at the Schnucks in South City.

"What we had in, it's almost already all off the shelf," one employee said. "It's going to be a never ending stocking journey."Workers at several different stores said they've never seen anything like what they've witnessed in the last week and a half.

"Honestly it's been like the zombie apocalypse was coming," a Schnucks employee said. "It's been non-stop lines, people are just rushing in buying everything they see."

Schnucks and Dierbergs have updated their store hours, so make sure to check before you head to the store.

Target and Whole Foods will also change their hours and open their doors for at-risk customers at 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The Schnucks in Shrewsbury, Lemay and Oakwood in Alton will be closed Wednesday as the chain redeploys about 200 workers to other stores. 

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