Costco & Weekend Update: New Restriction – Maximum 2 People Per Membership in Store
WEEKEND UPDATE UPDATE:
So usually I have a Weekend Update, but unfortunately, I had to take a sick day. I had a sore throat for the past week that just kept getting worse and worse. One Wednesday, I wasn’t able to sleep, eat, drink or talk, or even open my mouth properly for about 24 hours. My doctor was all booked up and only taking video consultations late into the day and was told to go to the ER.
Once you arrive at the ER, they make you call the hospital to check yourself in and are told to wait in your car until a nurse phones you to do a telephone triage. I got called about 5 minutes later and was admitted. All that being said, after getting lots of pokes and prods, I was diagnosed with a peritonsillar abscess which could be taken care of in a small day surgery.
I haven’t been able to eat anything other than soup for the last couple of days and my wife has been having lots of fun taking care of all the kids necessities which attempting to work from home.
New Restriction – Maximum 2 People Per Membership in Store (CHILDREN EXEMPT)
Costco has added even more membership restrictions to assist with physical distancing in the warehouses.
Costco is now allowing no more than two people to enter the warehouse on each membership. ** 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.
I asked about how this policy applies to children and was told that CHILDREN DO NOT COUNT AND WILL BE ALLOWED IN. If they children are adults, then the above limits will apply. This was the information provided to me at the Downtown Vancouver Store. I specifically asked about bringing in 3 children.
While in an ideal world, we would be leaving our children at home to protect them, please be aware that people come from all sorts of situations and may not have the ability to leave their children at home when shopping. Spouses of essential workers, single parents, spouses of shift workers all may not have the option to leave their children at home. Please just remember that people that everyone has a different set of circumstances and to keep any judgmental comments to yourself. We are all in this together!
A quick reminder that if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, you should be self-isolating for 14 days. Each province has their own Health recommendations based on the provinces individual risk assessment and I would recommend that you follow the recommendations for your specific province. Information can be found at the following websites.
BC COVID-19 Information
Alberta COVID-19 Information
Saskatchewan COVID-19 Information
Manitoba CDC Information
If you are out in public, please practice social distancing which means:
- Limit activities outside your home
- Use virtual options to connect with others
- If you are out in public, try to keep 2 metres between yourself and others.
- Keep your hands at your side when possible
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cough into your elbow or sleeve
- Avoid social activities in large gatherings.
Stay safe and remember to wash your hands with soap and water often!
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