GEORGIA — Grocery stores around the metro Atlanta area are altering their normal hours to give employees more time to clean and restock shelves after customers shopping for coronavirus essentials have wiped out shelves.

Several chains, including Publix, said that hours would be shortened for more cleaning, restocking and the health of employees. Publix Super Markets adjusted company-wide store and pharmacy hours company-wide to close at 8 p.m. nightly until further notice.

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