While these workers are out fighting on the front lines of this pandemic, Costco thinks they shouldn't have to fight to get to the front of the line too. Membership only warehouse club Costco wants to show their support for healthcare workers and first responders by helping them get in and out of their stores as fast as possible.

According to the Costco Website, they are temporarily allowing priority access during all open hours to Costco members who are "healthcare workers and first responders such as police officers, EMTs and firefighters." To gain priority access, simply present your Costco membership card and official identification from their job and they will be allowed to move to the front of the line.

Costco had already made some policy changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic including:

  • Senior shopping hours Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Limits on certain items so more members can purchase them
  • Not accepting returns on toilet paper, bottled water, sanitizing wipes, paper towels, rice, and disinfectant spray
  • Limited menu in the food court, take-out only and dining area is closed
  • Mandatory social distancing inside clubs


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