We are here to serve you in these challenging times. BJ's provides essential services in our communities, giving you access to food and other products you and your families need during this time. We are considered an essential business and will continue to operate under state of emergency and shelter in place orders recently issued in the U.S.

We continue to closely monitor the coronavirus situation and our priority remains the health and safety of our team members, members and communities. We continue to follow recommendations and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health organizations to help ensure our clubs exceed our already high standards for general hygiene and health practices.

We’ll continue to take precautions to keep our clubs and other facilities clean and help ensure the well-being of our team members, members and community, following protocols from health experts and relevant federal and state agencies.

Keep reading to learn more about our efforts.

What is BJ’s doing to keep members safe?

The safety of our members, team members and our community is always our top priority. We are following recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local authorities in taking extra safety measures in all our locations. We have implemented enhanced cleaning procedures on top of our already high standards. We are cleaning high-traffic surfaces like shopping cart handles, bathrooms, checkout lanes and touchscreens with greater frequency, and have provided additional sanitization supplies in all clubs for member and team member use. Out of an abundance of caution, we also are temporarily stopping food sampling in our clubs.

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Are items in stock at BJ’s?

We know many of you are shopping more in our clubs to buy essential items. Our teams are increasing shipments into the clubs and working hard to keep high-demand products like cleaning supplies, food and medicine in stock. Despite our best efforts, there have been and will continue to be isolated situations where we are temporarily out of stock on an item. We ask for your patience as demand for some items currently exceeds our suppliers’ capacity to produce them.

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Are there item limits?

We may limit the number of items per trip on select products to allow more members to purchase what they need.

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Are you requiring members to wear masks while shopping in-club?

The health and safety of our members, team members and communities continues to be our top priority. Effective Monday, July 20, 2020, anyone entering a BJ’s location will be required to wear a facial covering that covers both the mouth and nose at all times while shopping in our Clubs. Children under the age of 2 are not required to wear a facial covering.

Those who have concerns with wearing a facial covering while shopping in our locations can shop on BJs.com or through our mobile app for home delivery, or order same-day delivery on delivery.BJs.com.

The use of a facial covering does not replace social distancing guidelines. All posted safety measures, including social distancing and the requirement of a facial covering, should continue to be adhered to while shopping in any BJ’s location.

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Are you limiting the number of members shopping in your club at one time?

Starting Saturday, April 4, 2020, we will limit the number of members allowed inside clubs at one time. The number of members allowed in clubs will vary by location based on the square footage of each club. No more than twenty percent of a club’s total capacity will be allowed in the building at any given time. When possible, all members are encouraged to send only one person per household to shop in-club. This policy will help promote social distancing efforts and ensure a safer environment for members and team members.

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How are you encouraging social distancing?

We’re encouraging members to observe social distancing and remain six feet apart while entering and shopping in our clubs by:

  • Posting signage throughout every club
  • Positioning stanchions to help promote social distancing while waiting in line to checkout
  • Dedicating team members to ensure members wait in line at an appropriate distance and to guide them to available checkout lanes
  • Making overhead audio announcements in our clubs
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Are you opening early or adding dedicated hours for first responders and healthcare workers to shop?

In support of frontline heroes, we are hosting ‘Appreciation Hour’ for first responders and healthcare workers. All BJ’s locations have a dedicated shopping hour from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. every Sunday for first responders and healthcare workers.

First responders and healthcare workers can shop without a membership during this designated hour every Sunday. We are also offering a free, four-month membership to first responders and healthcare workers; eligible shoppers can sign up for this membership offer at the membership desk in our clubs by showing their badge and identifying themselves as a first responder or healthcare worker.

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Are you opening early or adding dedicated hours for seniors to shop?

All BJ’s Wholesale Club locations are opening one hour early from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday for members age 60 and over to shop in a less crowded environment.

Although we will not be requesting ID for entry, we ask that you please respect the purpose of the early opening – and do the right thing for your neighbors. Club team members do reserve the right to ask members to leave if they are not a member of this age group.


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Are you changing your Club hours?

Our top priority is keeping our team members and members safe while providing essential services. We will be closing select clubs early to give team members more time to restock, sanitize and recharge. Please visit BJs.com/locations to check your local club’s hours.

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How are you protecting your team members?

Our team members have been working hard to serve our community and be there for you and your families and we’re doing everything we can to help support them.

  • We have provided new health protocols and information to help keep our team members safe.
  • We have waived our absenteeism policy so team members can stay home if they need to.
  • If team members are under mandated quarantine, they will receive their standard pay for up to 14 days.
  • If a team member test positive for coronavirus, they are able to use accrued sick time and will receive their standard pay for any additional time needed for up to 14 days.
  • The Aisle Help fund is available to team members facing financial hardship.
  • We are checking the temperatures of team members as they report to work in all locations. All team members will enter through the designated employee entrance, regardless of start time. If any team member registers an elevated temperature, they will not able to enter and will be directed to return home and seek medical care if necessary. We continue to ask any team member who feels ill to stay home.
  • We are providing masks and gloves to team members, who are required to wear them unless they have a medical condition preventing them from doing so. We are providing high-quality masks, but are not providing N95 respirators, which should be reserved for healthcare workers.
  • We are providing safety glasses to Team Members who would like to wear them.
  • Mobile and fixed sneeze-guard barriers will be placed at our membership desk, in our checkout lanes and exits.
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How else can I shop?

Members can shop in-Club, on BJs.com or through our mobile app and through our Same Day Delivery service. Please understand that we may experience some delays due to high demand.

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What happens if a team member in one of your locations tests positive for coronavirus?

If a team member tests positive for coronavirus we take the following steps:

  • Immediately conduct thorough sanitation and deep cleaning of the club that is reviewed by local and state health officials.
  • Notify team members and address any concerns.
  • Follow any additional guidelines that may be recommended by the CDC or local and state health officials.
  • In partnership with local and state health officials, we will aim to keep any impacted club open to continue to serve the community.
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