Costco Is Requiring Everyone Who Enters To Wear A Face Mask
Grocery stores have adjusted their store policies in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, and Costco is the latest to add additional requirements to shoppers. Starting next month, customers must wear a face mask or face cover inside Costco facilities.
Some of the already existing procedures include special shopping hours for older buyers and the physically disabled, as well as priority access for healthcare workers and first responders that allows them to avoid queues. Costco also announced that no more than two people can be admitted by the membership card. In El Paso, TX, Kentucky, and Puerto Rico, only one person is authorized per membership card.
Another precaution to ensure the safety of customers and workers is the new face mask policy. According to the Costco website, the use of a mask does not mean that social distancing when shopping in stores should be ignored.
Through their site:
To protect our members and employees, effective May 4, all Costco members and guests must wear a mask or face cover that covers their mouth and nose at all times during their stay at Costco. This requirement does not apply to children under 2 years of age or to persons unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a health problem. The use of a mask or a face cover should not be considered as a substitute for social distancing. Please continue to follow the appropriate distance rules when you are on Costco premises.
Costco also has restrictions on the return of certain items and only offers food from its food court.