Costco giving first responders, healthcare workers priority access

Costco now offering priority access to first responders and healthcare workers
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Costco announced today it is now allowing healthcare workers and first responders to enter the store without having to wait in line until further notice.

Healthcare workers and first responders, such as police officers, EMTs and firefighters, can head to the front of the line and exhibit their Costco membership card and official identification of their role to enter, the company said.

Costco continues to open its warehouses early from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to allow members ages 60 and older or those with physical impairments to shop early. The pharmacy remains open, but not the Costco Food Court at this time.

Costco is also still implementing limits on the purchase of certain high-demand items, like toilet paper, bottled water, sanitizing wipes, paper towels, rice and disinfecting spray.

The company is also limiting entrances to two people per membership card and is closing earlier on weekdays, at 6:30 p.m., except for at Costco Business Centers which will continue with normal hours.