Publix to begin closing at 8 p.m. amid coronavirus concerns

Posted at 9:39 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 23:19:22-04

Publix announced that all of its grocery stores will close at 8 p.m. beginning on Saturday following a week that saw national shortages in hygiene products due to growing fears of the spread of the coronavirus.

Lines at grocery stores nationwide have been long as the CDC has encouraged the public, especially those who have a higher risk of becoming ill from the coronavirus, to stock up on essential products. Public health officials are encouraging the public to limit time in big crowds.