COVID-19 death reported in Pasco County, Publix announces senior shopping hours

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*CORRECTION: DOH report of Pasco County COVID-19 death in error

The Florida Department of Health, in a COVID-19 update this evening reported 43 additional positive cases (36 Florida residents and 7 non-Florida residents), bringing the state total to 563.

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An additional death was reported in Pasco County, the 11th in the state.

Grocery company, Publix said Thursday that are designating Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, 7 – 8 a.m., as senior shopping hours for customers age 65 and over. This change in hours will begin Tuesday, March 24, and continue until further notice. Publix Pharmacy will also open at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to serve our senior population.

According to the CDC, individuals over the age of 65 are at increased risk of complications from the coronavirus. Publix is offering these expanded hours to better support our elder community.

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