This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the COVID-19 virus. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)
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TEWKSBURY — Beginning Thursday, Market Basket will designate hours to accommodate senior shoppers.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the store will be open only to those 60 years and older from 5:30 to 7 a.m.

Over the past week, shoppers have flocked to local grocery stores to stock up in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our Associates really wanted to do this to serve many of our customers who are worried about their health,” Market Basket Supervisor of Operations Joe Schmidt said in a news release.

Those who are 65 years and older are at a higher risk of developing serious complications from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health encourages community members to social distance, and stay at least 6 feet away from others.

“We are proud of how hard the team is working to serve all of our customers and address their needs. This will mean longer hours for them but everyone is willing,” Schmidt said in the release.

Below is a list of local Market Basket locations:

Billerica:

  • 199 Boston Road
  • 700 Boston Road
  • 496 Boston Road

Burlington: 

  • 43 Middlesex Turnpike

Chelmsford:

  • 288 Chelmsford St.

Fitchburg:

  • 399 John Fitch Highway
  • 130 Water St.

Leominster:

  • 71 Sack Blvd.

Littleton:

  • 301 Constitution Ave.

Lowell:

  • 1201 Bridge St.
  • 11 Wood St.
  • 331 Fletcher St.

Tewksbury:

  • 10 Main St.
  • 1900 Main St.

Westford:

  • 6A Cornerstone Square

Wilmington: 

  • 260 Main St.

Woburn:

  • 310 Mishawum Road