JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As precautions are taken to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, businesses have largely decided to reduce hours, go to drive-thru only or close entirely. A look at businesses on the First Coast that have made changes.
The links listed are to that company’s COVID-19 responses and pages and should be updated with the most current information.
Banks and credit unions
Ameris Bank: Lobbies temporarily closed. Drive-thrus remain open. “Contact the branch to schedule an appointment to conduct business requiring physical access to the facility or to access your safe deposit box.”
Bank OZK: Remain open and functioning as normal.
BB&T: “Beginning Saturday, most of our branches will remain open with modified service including ATMs, drive-thru lanes, and in-branch consultation by appointment. We also encourage you to bank with us from the comfort of your home using our online, mobile and telephone banking options.”
Community First Credit Union: Beginning Monday, all services will be drive-thru only. Branches with no drive-thru (Mandarin, UNF and Riverside) will be completely closed with no services available for the time being.
Fifth Third Bank: Customers encouraged to use drive-thru services. Beginning Saturday, branches open by appointment only.
First Chatham (Brunswick, Ga.): Lobbies closed. Customers can still use drive-thru tellers.
First Citizens: Remains open. Using drive-thru suggested.
Five Star Credit Union (Brunswick, St. Simons Island, Ga.): Branches remain open under regular hours and services.
Interstate Credit Union (Brunswick, Ga.): Lobbies closed, but drive-thru remains open.
J.P. Morgan Chase: Many branches closed. Check here for closures in Jacksonville.
Jax Federal Credit Union: Beginning Saturday, members will be served in the drive-thru only.
Marshland Credit Union (Brunswick, Ga.): Lobbies closed, but drive-thrus remain open.
Navy Federal Credit Union: Branches remain open.
Pineland Bank (Kingsland, Ga.): Fernandina branch lobby is closed but drive-thru remains open. Other branches remain open and fully operational.
VyStar Credit Union: Drive-thru access only. Downtown and Springfield branches are temporarily closed.
South Coast Bank (Brunswick, St. Simons Island, Ga.): Drive-thrus remain open, but lobbies closed.
Southeastern Bank (Brunswick, Kingsland, St. Simons Island, Ga.): Beginning Friday, all lobbies are closed. Drive-thrus remain open.
Suntrust: “Beginning Saturday, most of our branches will remain open with modified service including ATMs, drive-thru lanes, and in-branch consultation by appointment. We also encourage you to bank with us from the comfort of your home using our online, mobile and telephone banking options.”
Synovus: No local branches affected.
The Heritage Bank (Brunswick, Ga., Jacksonville, St. Mary’s, Ga., Waycross, Ga.): All branches remain open and full-service.
United Community Bank (Brunswick, St. Simons Island, Waycross, Ga.): All locations remain full-service at this point.
United First Federal Credit Union (Kingsland, Ga.): Lobbies temporarily closed. Drive-thrus remain open.
Wells Fargo: Remains open full service.
Food and drink
Arby’s: Drive-thru remains open.
Burger King: Drive-thru and takeout service still available.
Chick-Fil-A: Drive-thru service open.
Dairy Queen: Drive-thru and takeout service still available.
Dunkin Donuts: All orders are limited to drive-thru or carry-out.
Firehouse Subs: Remains open, but has removed self-service options like the hot sauce bar.
McDonald’s: Dining areas and playrooms closed. Drive-thru and walk-in service available.
Starbucks: All orders are to go as of March 15. Orders can be placed at registers, through the Starbucks app or at the drive-thru.
Subway: Delivery and takeout service still available.
Wendy’s: Drive-thru and takeout services still available.
Zaxby’s: Service limited to drive-thru only.
Aldi: Will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The company said that some stores may have limited hours due to restocking and cleaning.
Fresh Market: Remains open normal business hours. For seniors and those most at risk, the 8 to 9 a.m. hour is reserved for those shoppers.
Harvey’s: All locations will close at 9 p.m. until further notice.
Publix: Store hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pharmacy hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The grocer also announced that it is reserving 7 to 8 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday’s for shoppers who are 65 years or older.
Trader Joe’s: Stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Whole Foods: Open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Customers 60 and older can shop one hour prior to the general public.
Winn-Dixie: All locations will close at 9 p.m. until further notice.
Ace Hardware: Store hours vary by location. Some open at 7 a.m. and others at 8 a.m. All close by 7 p.m. “Buy online, pick-up in-store or buy online, deliver from store” are options. Stores “will also deliver your order to your car when you drive-up.”
Harbor Freight: Beginning Thursday, store hours Monday through Saturday are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday’s from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Home Depot: Beginning Thursday, stores will close at 6 p.m. The company also announced that all hourly full-time employees will receive 80 additional hours of paid sick or personal time, and part-time employees will receive an additional 40 hours. Face masks and hand sanitizer purchase are limited to 10 per person.
Lowe’s: No changes.
Movie theaters and entertainment
AMC Theatres: All theaters will be closed for six to 12 weeks.
Cinemark: Closed until further notice.
Epic Theatres: All will remain closed until further notice.
IMAX Theater, World Golf Village: Closed until further notice.
Main Event: Closed through the end of March.
Regal Theatres: All theaters closed until further notice. In a related move, several movies scheduled to be released will be released on-demand as early as Friday. “Trolls World Tour,” “The Hunt,” “The Invisible Man” and “Emma” are some of the movies that will be released for consumers to purchase, according to NPR. Cost is $19.99 for a two-day digital rental.
Academy Sports and Outdoors: Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Barnes & Noble: Hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. All in-store events have been canceled.
Best Buy: Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sunday, according to a statement from the company. Beginning Monday, and for at least two weeks, the store will have limited access (10 to 15 people at a time). Hours remain 10-6.
Books-A-Million: Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Customers are encouraged to buy online and take in-store or curbside pickup.
CVS: Remains open normal hours.
Dick’s Sporting Goods: All stores closed until April 2. Mobile and online ordering are available, with curbside, contactless pickup available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dollar Tree: Hours have been adjusted to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Kohl’s: Announced that it was closing all stores at 7 p.m. Thursday through at least April 1.
Office Depot: Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the week, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Online ordering and in-store pickup are available.
Staples: Stores are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week. Delivery fees waived on all items.
Stein Mart: Closed from March 18 to 31. All buy online for store pickup has been suspended during this time.
Target: All stores will close by 9 p.m. It announced that it would “reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday to support vulnerable guests, including the elderly and those with underlying health concerns.”
Walgreens: Most stores will adjust from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., beginning Thursday. Its 24-hour drive-through pharmacies will remain open and pharmacy hours will largely remain unchanged on the weekends. It will update each location’s hours on its website.
Walmart: Beginning Thursday, stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. until further notice.
BJ’s: No major changes. Normal store hours.
Costco: Some services reduced, but normal store hours.
Sam’s Club: Hours changed to 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Sunday hours remain the same (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).