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Priority access to healthcare workers and first responders at Costco

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Priority access to healthcare workers and first responders at Costco

Priority Access for Healthcare Workers and First Responders
Costco is temporarily allowing priority access to our warehouses 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.
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They should remove the Costco membership card requirement
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May 10, 2017
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A big thank you again to health care workers and first responders for their heroism.
Very nice of Costco
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Dec 5, 2006
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MyNameWasTaken wrote: They should remove the Costco membership card requirement
They could. But if too many first responders go to Costco, due to social distancing, their regular customers will have to wait even longer, which is very inconvenient since waiting line is already long

I think current approach is more balanced
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Mar 15, 2019
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should get ANYTHING needed delivered to door after 18hours of shift.
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I heard Walmart is giving priority access to front line workers as well.
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GammaRayFort wrote: should get ANYTHING needed delivered to door after 18hours of shift.
They certainly can order delivery
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Pretty clutch of them to do this, I definitely took advantage of this when I went today, showed my credentials and was let in. It honestly just makes my life a little easier knowing I can just walk in and out to grab groceries instead of worrying about waiting in line for an hour at night in the cold after a long day of dealing with sick people /the crazies


God bless Costco.
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Sep 20, 2013
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Mississauga
This is a very nice gesture. I don’t know wether it covers people who work in clinics or only for hospital workers but I am still thankful that they thought of it.
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smartie wrote: They certainly can order delivery
salad and juice from Costco? order before finishes the shift and receive when gets home? it's not complex
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Nice gesture but I'm pretty torn about whether I'll take advantage of it or not. I want to skip the line, but I would feel kind of awkward doing it in front of all those people waiting.
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Shaner wrote: Nice gesture but I'm pretty torn about whether I'll take advantage of it or not. I want to skip the line, but I would feel kind of awkward doing it in front of all those people waiting.
Do you qualify? IIRC you're in corrections and that's not real law enforcement....

(joking!Smiling Face With Open Mouth)
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ConsoleWatcher wrote: Do you qualify? IIRC you're in corrections and that's not real law enforcement....

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Don't know if that would qualify or not. Typically Corrections Officers get recognized in all first responder deals in Kingston due to how many prisons there are.
But I'm sure being a volunteer firefighter would qualify me.
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GammaRayFort wrote: salad and juice from Costco? order before finishes the shift and receive when gets home? it's not complex
It's not. That's why I said they certainly can order
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Shaner wrote: Nice gesture but I'm pretty torn about whether I'll take advantage of it or not. I want to skip the line, but I would feel kind of awkward doing it in front of all those people waiting.
If you are qualified, why not. Not like you did something wrong

Its like i have priority pass at airport, i use it, why not
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smartie wrote: It's not. That's why I said they certainly can order
then why do tons of people line up at store everyday?
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I get they want to make gesture after gesture but

I would not advise singling out people who are most at risk from being infected without knowing because exposed on a daily basis.

If panic sets in they will become targets. Look what happened to people from chinese origin.

Make sunday the official heathcare workers shopping day or have opening hours reserved for them like they do for seniors.
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Apr 12, 2010
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Shaner wrote: Nice gesture but I'm pretty torn about whether I'll take advantage of it or not. I want to skip the line, but I would feel kind of awkward doing it in front of all those people waiting.
Please don't feel torn, hold your head high and walk in proudly. Many people deserve recognition in this fight, however, "healthcare workers and first responders" are at the front lines and deserve small gestures like this that I'm sure makes a big difference. I personally will give you a thumbs up if I'm at the front of the line and you are prioritized over me! Thank Costco, thank you, and the countless/nameless others in this fight that I don't have the skills to help ... other than making sure I stay home and keep my social distance. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Health care workers are a different breed.
My wife is front line and said the same thing, want no part of it. She will wait like everyone else.
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Borntoheal wrote: This is a very nice gesture. I don’t know wether it covers people who work in clinics or only for hospital workers but I am still thankful that they thought of it.
Since they used the term healthcare workers, I assume it's a bigger umbrella. Hope they will let in pharmacists :)

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