Publix will return to its normal hours of operation starting Saturday, another indication that businesses across the state are continuing the process of reopening.
The Lakeland-based grocery store chain will continue to maintain its recently implemented social distancing guidelines, including one-way shopping aisles, limits on the number of customers at one time, and mandatory face coverings for employees, according to a news release.
Stores once again will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and pharmacies will return to their normal hours.
There no longer will be designated early shopping hours for those over 65, first responders and health-care workers, according to the release. However, those who want to avoid crowds are urged to shop early.