Macy’s Tuesday joined a growing list of retailers announcing they will close stores nationwide to guard against spread of the coronavirus.
“The health and safety of our customers, colleagues and communities is our utmost priority,” Macy’s Inc. Chairman/CEO Jeff Gennette said in a statement. “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. During this closure, we will continue to serve our customers through our e-commerce sites.”
The closure includes all Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bluemercury, Macy’s Backstage, Bloomingdales the Outlet and Market by Macy’s stores.
Nordstrom has also closed all of its stores, including Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Trunk Club and Jeffrey outlets, with the closure set to last for at least two weeks. Nordstrom will also continue to offer online shopping.
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