Costco gives priority entrance to first responders, health care workers

Costco gives priority entrance to first responders, health care workers
A shopper leaves as others line up to enter a Costco store, Friday, March 20, 2020, in Tacoma, Wash. The company is limiting how many people can come in on a single membership card. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

Costco is letting first responders and health care workers who are members to move to the front of any line when entering their warehouse.

The company made the announcement Wednesday on their website.

Health care workers and first responders such as police officers, EMTs and firefighters who present a Costco membership card and official identification of their role can cut the line.

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Earlier this month, Costco announced no more than two people may enter the store on each membership card.

The change, which is temporary, is to not only protect the health and safety of employees, and customers, but also help with social distancing. Customers would wait in longer lines to get in.

It came after the company announced that it would temporarily implement new weekday closing hours for its locations nationwide.