Costco lines are notoriously long. During the COVID-19 pandemic the line to even get in the store has been painstakingly tough to get through, but if you fit this bill, you're allowed to move to the front!

If you are a first responder or healthcare worker, you can now get into Costco before everyone else.

As part of the changes they have made to limit the spread of the Coronavirus, Costco originally said you could only bring one guest with you into the store. According to an article on, that has now been revised to being able to bring two guests with you, but again firefighters, nurses, police officers, paramedics, and the like will get priority entrance accommodations. Proof of Identification is required.

The last time I went to Costco, the changes they had made were very apparent. There's a single file line that encourages social distancing to get into the store, the sit down area of the food court has been removed, and plastic barriers have been placed at the checkout to protect the checkout worker and customers from contamination.

We certainly live in a different world right now, and it will be interesting to see when and if we ever fully get back to normal.

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