(Bakken) – After more than two years of holding special hours for shoppers over the age of 60 and other high-risk groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, Costco says it is ending the policy.
“As of April 18, 2022, Costco will no longer offer special shopping hours for members 60 years of age or older, health care professionals and first aiders,” the company said in a statement. online update Monday, noting that customers unfamiliar with the change could shop online at Costco.com.
Costco will offer the stated opening hours for senior traders on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.00 to kl. 10am in most stores until April 17th. Health personnel and other first aiders, such as police officers and firefighters, will also be allowed to shop during the special opening hours. .
Costco and many other grocery giants began holding special shopping times at the beginning of the March 2020 pandemic for people at greater risk of getting the virus.
Costco’s decision comes as many other companies and industries have begun to loosen their COVID-19 restrictions as the number of cases falls across the country. While masking and vaccine requirements have been dropped in cities across the country, some industries have maintained their pandemic-related policies.
The Biden administration last week extended the federal mask mandate for all transport networks, including airlines, until 18 April.
This policy, which allows the Transportation Security Administration to fine passengers who refuse to wear a mask while traveling, was due to expire on March 18, but it has been extended several times during the pandemic.