Costco Allowing First Responders & Health Care Workers Priority Access

Costco announced this week that it will begin giving medical workers and first responders priority access to its stores, acknowledging the integral role they play in the fight against the coronavirus.

Health care workers, police officers, firefighters, EMT’s and other first responders will be moved to the front of any line to enter a Costco warehouse, the company said on its website.

All they have to do is present a membership card as well as an official employment identification to receive the priority access.

Costco recently announced it would limit capacity in stores by only allowing two people in per membership to comply with social distancing measures.

The company has also changed its operating hours, allotted special shopping times for those over the age of 60 or who have a physical impairment, and placed purchasing limits on popular items like toilet paper and bottled water.

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