Costco and BJ’s Wholesale Club have announced special hours for customers 60 and over.
BJ’s will have a designated shopping hour every day of the week for members 60 and over. BJ’s has five locations in Delaware.
Costco will offer an hour for its over-60 members two days a week. (See social media posts below).
Sam’s Wholesale Club, which has a location in Dover, has made no announcement on special hours. Sam’s owned by Walmart.
Walmart is setting aside the hour before its stores open on Tuesdays for those 60 and over.
We're here to serve you in these challenging times. We'll continue to do everything we can to protect our communities while providing essential products. Beginning 3/22, our Clubs will have a designated shopping hour every day from 8:00am – 9:00am for our Members 60 and over. pic.twitter.com/CNk8woW3IL
— BJ's Wholesale (@BJsWholesale) March 21, 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have advised seniors to stay home as much as possible, due to the greater possibility of complications should they contract the virus.
Wholesale clubs have seen a surge in business as restrictions spread due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The clubs offer large quantities of items for members who are stocking up. A side effect has been large crowds. Stores have been making efforts to control crowding.
Costco, which normally has a generous return policy, has tightened the rules after runs on toilet paper and other household items.