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Costco giving health care workers priority access to stores during COVID-19 crisis

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Posted at 2:00 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 14:06:09-04

(WTXL) — As the global effect of coronavirus continues to evolve, Coscto is doing their part by giving medical workers and first responders priority access to its stores.

On Wednesday, health care workers, police officers, firefighters, EMT’s and other first responders will be moved to the front of any line to enter a Costco warehouse, the company said on its website.

The company says all they have to do is present a membership card as well as an official employment identification to receive the priority access.

This is the latest update in a series of temporary policy changes Costco has enacted since the coronavirus crisis intensified in the U.S. last month.

Costco recently announced it would limit capacity in stores by only allowing two people in per membership as it sought to help members comply with social distancing measures.

The company has also changed its operating hours, allotted special shopping times for those over the age of 60 or who have a physical impairment, and placed purchasing limits on popular items like toilet paper and bottled water.

To learn more about Costco's response to the coronavirus pandemic click here.