COVID-19 has brought on so many changes.  People have had to adjust their lives and their family's lives during this strange time.

Now, Costco is taking some new measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus.  Beginning Friday, only 2 people per membership will be allowed to enter the store.  Also, they will begin to close at 6:30pm, which is about 2 hours earlier than normal.

Costco does fall under the essential business umbrella, but it's not to be used as a "family outing".  People are bringing their entire family along and that poses risks to them and other shoppers.

Starting Friday, April 3, the retail giant will allow no more than two people to enter stores with each membership card.

"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," Costco posted on its website Wednesday.

Earlier this week, Costco cut its weekday hours because of the pandemic. Stores now close at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and gas stations at U.S. locations will be open at 7:30 a.m. daily and close at 7 p.m. weekdays and at 6:30 p.m. weekends.

Right now, bars and restaurants are not to open again until May 1. Hopefully that will still happen.  But the only way it will is if we all adhere to the stay at home executive order.

Be well, stay safe.

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