Acme Markets, which has stores in West New York, Hoboken, Jersey City, Edgewater and many other locations in New Jersey, as well as New York, provided the following statement to Hudson TV today regarding specific shopping hours for seniors, the disabled and the most vulnerable customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement is from Dana Ward, Acme’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager:
“At ACME we know that some of our most vulnerable neighbors are senior citizens and other at-risk populations, such as pregnant women, those with compromised immune systems, or those with disabilities, who have been advised to avoid leaving home as much as possible.
We are sensitive to the fact that everyone is anxious to make sure they have the items they need, and we also know that everyone wants their neighbors to stay safe and healthy too. With that said, ACME will reserve Monday to Friday from 7 AM to 9 AM for those vulnerable shoppers (seniors, pregnant women, those with compromised immune systems, and people with disabilities) who must leave home to obtain their groceries, unless otherwise locally mandated. In order to protect HIPPA rights, we will not be staffing associates at the doors, and we are asking that our customers help us reserve this shopping time for those most at risk in our communities. We thank our customers in advance for their compassion and understanding toward their neighbors and friends, and in helping us maintain this temporary operations guideline.”