Kohl’s Corp. is closing all of its about 1,100 retail stores nationwide in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kohl’s stores will close at 7 p.m. local time Thursday, the company announced in a news release.
“To demonstrate our support of the efforts underway to contain the spread of the coronavirus, we are closing all Kohl’s stores through at least April 1. We will support store associates with two calendar weeks of pay,” said Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass in the news release.
“We will continue to serve customers on Kohls.com and our Kohl’s App, and we look forward to reopening our stores soon to serve families across the country.”
Earlier this week, Kohl’s announced that it would reduce the hours its stores were open. The retailer said it had experienced “softening” sales in its stores because of the outbreak late last week. At that time, it said digital demand had not been affected.
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Menomonee Falls-based Kohl’s follows other department store chains like Macy’s, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s in announcing a temporary shut down.
Lands’ End, based in Dodgeville, has closed its two dozen retail stores through March 29. The retail employees will be paid for the hours they were scheduled to work in the stores during that time, Lands’ End said in a news release.
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