As Costco has experienced unprecedented demand in the wake of coronavirus, the warehouse club is trying to limit the number of people coming into stores.
Starting Friday, April 3, all 546 Costco locations in the U.S. will allow no more than two people per membership card to shop at a time. Costco says the customer limit will increase social distancing at its warehouses, protecting employees and members. Don’t have a membership? Get a $10 or $20 bonus Costco Cash Card when you sign up.
Previously, there were no limits on how many people could enter the store with one membership card, provided that at least one person in the party was the member/cardholder. The new two-person limit is in effect until further notice.
Costco has also introduced daily senior hours from 8am to 9am.
The changes keep coming at large retailers. In the midst of coronavirus precautions and demands, Costco has reduced its hours, banned the return of certain essential items, and at some stores, stopped selling non-essential items.
Learn more about Costco’s coronavirus responses on their website.