Commissaries restrict access to authorized customers only, end early bird shopping

Shelves at the Vogelweh commissary in Germany, sit empty of fresh chicken on Sunday, March 18, 2020. The Defense Commissary Agency has since announced ID checks at entrance and revoked policies allowing visitors to join authorized customers. STARS AND STRIPES
Shelves at the Vogelweh commissary in Germany, sit empty of fresh chicken on Sunday, March 18, 2020. The Defense Commissary Agency has since announced ID checks at entrance and revoked policies allowing visitors to join authorized customers. STARS AND STRIPES

Commissaries restrict access to authorized customers only, end early bird shopping

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Military commissaries worldwide will be checking the IDs of authorized customers at the entrance and revoking policies allowing visitors in response to coronavirus-related crowding concerns, commissary officials said Wednesday.

Stores will also eliminate the “early bird” shopping hour in order to allow more time for cleaning and restocking, the Defense Commissary Agency said on its website.

The agency said it believes the ID checks and visitor restrictions “will reduce the number of people in our stores and help with social distancing.”

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