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Costco Allowing Priority Access to Healthcare Workers, First Responders

Costco is temporarily allowing priority access to healthcare workers and first responders to its warehouses

A customer leaves a Costco store on March 6, 2014 in Richmond, California.
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Wholesale retailer Costco has made different changes to its warehouses amid the coronavirus pandemic. The latest change is benefiting healthcare workers and first responders.

Costco is temporarily allowing priority access to healthcare workers and first responders to its warehouses during all open hours, Costco announced on Wednesday.

Healthcare workers and first responders such as police officers, EMTs, and firefighters 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, Costco said on its website.

Costco is temporarily allowing priority warehouse access during all open hours to healthcare workers and first...

Posted by Costco on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Last week, Costco updated its shopping policy to no more than two people to enter the warehouse with each membership card. It also changed their hours of operation and added days to serve seniors over the age of 60, and those with physical impairments.

Costco did not give further information to when the priority access will end.

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