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London Drugs dedicates shopping hours to workers on frontline of pandemic

March 25, 2020 - 3:52 PM

Frontline workers can shop at their neighbourhood London Drugs all by themselves for one hour in the morning.

The company has announced dedicated hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Monday to Saturday, and from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday for first responders, along with frontline healthcare workers including hospital staff, care homes staff, medical centre employees and pharmacists during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a media release.

The new hours took effect today, March 25.

“We are offering frontline workers a dedicated time to get their shopping done as easy and as stress-free as possible," London Drugs president and CEO Clint Mahlman said in a press release. "They often work long shifts and many stores are closed by the time they are off their day shifts.”

Employees at the companies 82 stores will be asking the workers for employer ID or other workplace credentials.

"We know it is a stressful time for those working on the frontline of this health crisis and it is imperative we do everything we can to help these individuals stay healthy and take care of them as best we can," Mahlman said.

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