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Stores adjusting hours amid coronavirus panic shopping in the Victor Valley

VICTOR VALLEY, Calif, ( — Stores like Walmart, Winco, and Stater Brothers are amongst the first to announce new hours of operation during the Covid-19 worldwide crisis.

Winco Foods released a statement on Friday night announcing that various locations would be closing between 12:00 am and 5:00 am for the next week, so the stores can clean and re-stock. The temporary policy would be re-evaluated after the week.

“We at WinCo Foods understand that you are relying on us in these difficult days to continue providing you with quality food at the lowest possible prices. On behalf of our 19,000+ employee owners, we have no intention of closing our stores and every intention of keeping our shelves as stocked as we possibly can,” stated the company’s official statement.

On Saturday Stater Brothers Markets also announced temporary hours of 8:00 am to 9:00 pm effective March 15th.

In a statement, the company said, “The reduced hours allow us sufficient time to thoroughly clean our stores, restock merchandise and ensure a safe and healthy shopping experience for our customers and employees.”

The temporary store hours will be effective until further notice and are due to the unique circumstances Covid-19 has created nationwide.

Walmart Supercenter in Hesperia also announced effective March 14th, the store would operate Monday to Sunday from 6 am to 10:00 pm.

Many of the stores in the Victor Valley have already placed a limit on items like toilet paper, water, hand sanitizer, Lysol, bleach, and sanitary products.

Information on other stores’ adjusting hours will be updated on this article as it becomes available. Be sure to check back or refresh for the latest info.

No cases of coronavirus have been reported in San Bernardino County, according to a March 13th news release.


Aldi announced they will open stores from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm every day until further notice. “Modified daily closure times will help us focus on restocking and cleaning tasks so that we can continue to serve our community,” stated the company’s statement.

(Tina Knight)

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