Doctors, nurses and other first responders get to hop to the front of the line.

Jaime Milan
April 09, 2020
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It's no secret that the new coronavirus has taken a toll on all of us. Many people have lost their jobs, businesses have shut their doors, parents are teaching their kids at home and nearly everyone is practicing social distancing to stop the spread of the virus. But some folks are still going to work every day to help fight COVID-19 and keep the rest of us safe.

To honor some of our nation's finest, Costco is allowing healthcare workers and first responders to hop to the front of the line.

A statement from the company reads, "Costco is temporarily allowing priority access to our warehouses during all open hours for Costco members who are healthcare workers and first responders such as police officers, EMTs and firefighters. Healthcare workers and first responders who present a Costco membership card and official identification of their role, will be allowed to move to the front of any line to enter the warehouse."

To keep all of its members safe during the coronavirus pandemic, Costco is only allowing two people in the store for each membership card, implementing special shopping hours for senior citizens and closing its warehouse stores early for employee's health and wellbeing and to allow extra time to sanitize. You can find out more about the store's COVID-19 policies and hours of operation here.