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Costco offers ‘front of the line’ incentive to health care workers, first responders

Costco has found a number of ways to cater to customers during the challenging times of the coronavirus pandemic. This week, the big box retail brand has thought of a way to cater to the courageous first responders and health care workers fighting the virus.

The company announced in recent weeks that it would allow customers ages 60 and older to shop at its warehouse locations exclusively between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Those with physical impairments will also benefit from the exclusive store hours.

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For a limited time, Costco has extended an incentive to those Costco members who work as EMTs, firefighters, first responders and in health care, according to its website. 

Those frontline workers can skip to the front of the line to gain access to their stores.

“(With a) Costco membership card and official identification of their role, (they) will be allowed to move to the front of any line to enter the warehouse,” according to a statement on Costco’s website.

This is the latest in a series of temporary policy changes Costco has enacted since the coronavirus crisis became widespread in March.

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

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