Costco extends special senior shopping hours due to spike in COVID cases


Costco is extending its dedicated times for seniors and those with health issues to shop during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Costco’s website announced that the large retailer would keep its senior shopping hours “until further notice” due to recent spikes in coronavirus cases.

Customers who qualify for the special hours include those who are 60 years or older and those with disabilities or underlying conditions.

In July, the company was in talks about reducing the hours for seniors, but after cases spiked across the nation, Costco wanted to extend its special hours.

According to Fox News, the designated senior shopping hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. However, in several locations, times can be different.

By looking at your local store on the Costco website, you will find specific times for when stores across the nation open.

Back in May, the large retailer relaxed some of the policies it put in place amid the global outbreak. In March and April, the chain implemented safety protocols to encourage social distancing in order to keep employees and customers healthy.

All shoppers who enter the store will continue to have to wear a face covering. Children under the age of 2 or anyone with a medical condition that prohibits them from wearing a mask are exempt from the policy.

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