Costco announced on Wednesday that it would implement a priority policy in its stores for health workers, paramedics, police and firefighters during social distancing, reports the Hill newspaper.
In the official Costco statement, he announced that all healthcare workers and first responders will be able to move to the front of any Costco warehouse line upon presentation of their Costco cards and work identification, during all store opening hours.
USA Today reporting that some Costco sites have hour-long lines outside the door, the new policy is certainly an added advantage for those working on the front lines to fight COVID-19.
It follows other social distancing policies, limiting how many people can enter the store by membership card and total, limiting the quantities that customers can purchase of certain high demand products and setting up special hours. for the elderly and immunocompromised from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Fox News reports.
Costco is not the only store to prioritize first responders and healthcare providers. Winn-Dixie added a special hour of shopping for “frontline warriors” today, and Save Mart, FoodMaxx and Lucky stores also granted priority access to these workers.