Macy’s is the latest chain to announce it is closing all of its stores in response to the growing coronavirus.
At the end of business Tuesday, the retailer said it would close all stores including Bloomingdale’s locations through March 31. Store websites will remain open.
“The health and safety of our customers, colleagues and communities is our utmost priority. As a result of the recent COVID-19 developments, we have decided to temporarily close our stores,” Jeff Gennette, Macy’s Inc. chairman and CEO, said in a news release. “We will work with government and health officials to assess when we will reopen our stores and safely bring our colleagues back to work.”
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Macy’s, Inc. says it “will provide benefits and compensation to its impacted workforce.”
Nordstrom also announced Tuesday that its stores would close for two weeks.
Meanwhile, J.C. Penney and Kohl’s say they are reducing store hours.
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