(WFRV) – Macy’s has announced it will temporarily close all stores nationwide by the end of the day Tuesday, March 17, in response to the widespread coronavirus outbreak.
According to Macy’s Inc., this includes all Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bluemercury, Macy’s Backstage, Bloomingdales the Outlet and Market by Macy’s stores. Macy’s, Inc. will provide benefits and compensation to its impacted workforce.
“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. We will work with government and health officials to assess when we will reopen our stores and safely bring our colleagues back to work,” said Jeff Gennette, chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s, Inc. “During this closure, we will continue to serve our customers through our e-commerce sites.”
There is no word yet on when the stores will reopen. Other stores, including Bath & Body Works, Dollar General, Walmart, Festival, and Target, have also announced changes to their operations during the coronavirus outbreak.
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