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Costco, Home Depot limits the number of shoppers who can enter stores

Costco and Home Depot say they will limit the number of customers it allows in its stores in response to the global pandemic.

Starting Friday, April 3, Costco will allow no more than two people to enter one of its stores on the same membership card in an attempt to limit crowds and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“This temporary change is for your safety and the safety of our employees and other members, and to further assist with our social distancing efforts,” the company said in a statement.

Costco has also joined many businesses in offering special shopping hours for senior citizens. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Costco stores are open exclusively to shoppers over 60, as well as other vulnerable customers, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

On Wednesday, Home Depot said it would also limit how many people would be permitted to enter the store. The chain did not say how many people it would allow in its stores at one time and did not disclose how they would regulate that number.

Home Depot also said they are adding  “social distancing markers” near cash registers, posting social distancing reminder signage around its stores and will make PA announcements throughout the day reminding customers to keep a safe distance.


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