A post to Facebook encouraging grocery stores and other outlets to allow the elderly to shop before the general public.

 

What are your thoughts? If we allow the elderly (those in the crosshairs of COVID-19) to enter the stores first it will do a few things:

  • Limit their exposure to others
  • Allow them to purchase items while shelves are still stocked
  • The outlets will be cleaner when they first open
  • Allow them to shop without having to "compete" for items, as they are at a disadvantage due to their age

What do you think? Of course, they'd have to show their ID to prove their eligibility and, we hope, they would limit themselves to a sensible number of items (no hoarding).

I think it's a great idea, especially because they are the most susceptible to the illness.