If you’ve ventured outside your home in search of groceries recently, you’ve probably noticed that your local shopping center looks different. Customers are clearing out shelves, leaving massive stores without toilet paper, rice, beans, and pasta. And in the hustle and panic, many older shoppers who can’t afford to risk getting sick or are simply too slow to grab supplies are being left behind.
Warehouse shopping center Costco has announced that they’ll be creating a special time slot for customers 60 years of age and older to do their shopping in peace during the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the company announced the following:
“Beginning March 24 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Costco will temporarily implement special operating hours for members who are 60 and older. The pharmacy will also be open during this hour; however the food court will maintain its normal operating schedule. These hours apply to all locations except the Business Centers, which will remain open during regular hours. Find a Costco location near you.”
This modification can be a huge help to older customers who need a head-start on getting supplies, especially as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise. We hope other supermarkets follow Costco’s lead!