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Costco to allow first responders, health care workers to cut in line at stores

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Posted at 4:43 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 07:03:19-04

(WXYZ) — If you're a first responder or health care worker battling the COVID-19 crisis, you can now skip to the front of the line at Costco stores.

The company announced Wednesday that Costco members who are police officers, EMTs, firefighters, doctors and nurses will temporarily be allowed priority access to warehouses during all open hours.

Just show a Costco membership card and official identification for your role, and you will be allowed to move to the front of any line to enter the warehouse.

Earlier this month, Costco adjusted its store hours to allow members ages 60 and older and people with physical impairments time to shop without a substantial crowd.

These hours are from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The pharmacy will be open, but the Costco Food Court will be closed during these hours.

Right now, Costco is not accepting returns on specific items, including: toilet paper, bottled water, sanitizing wipes, paper towels, rice and disinfecting spray.

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