Costco gives health care workers, first responders priority access at warehouses amid COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 12:37 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 15:37:51-04

(KGTV) – Wholesale retailer Costco has made numerous changes at its warehouses during the COVID-19 pandemic, but its latest policy adjustment is aimed at helping out health care workers and first responders.

In a statement posted on its website, the company said it is “temporarily allowing priority access to our warehouses for Costco members who are healthcare workers and first responders such as police officers, EMTs and firefighters. Healthcare workers and first responders who present a Costco membership card and official identification of their role, will be allowed to move to the front of any line to enter the warehouse.”

Other big changes that have been made amid the outbreak include shorter business hours, special time periods for senior shoppers, purchase restrictions on certain merchandise, and a limit on the number of shoppers allowed to enter warehouses at a time.