Harris Teeter said in a tweet that all of its stores will begin closing at 9 p.m. effective Sunday, March 15.
"Harris Teeter is committed to providing an incredible place to work and shop," the grocery store chain's tweet read. The chain went on to say that the closures are being implemented "to focus on cleaning, replenishment and the well-being of our valued associates."
Fellow grocery chain Publix announced Friday night that all of its stores will close at 8 p.m. amid the coronavirus buying frenzy.
Lines at grocery stores nationwide have been long as the CDC has encouraged the public, especially those who have a higher risk of becoming ill from the coronavirus, to stock up on essential products. Public health officials are encouraging the public to limit time in big crowds.