Macy's temporarily closing stores amid COVID-19 outbreak

Macy's announced Tuesday temporary closures beginning by the end of the business day due to the coronavirus.


Macy's announced Tuesday closures by the end of the business day until the end of the month due to the coronavirus.

The closures affect all Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bluemercury, Macy’s Backstage, Bloomingdales Outlet and Market by Macy’s stores.

"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," Jeff Gennette, chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s Inc., said in a statement. "During this closure, we will continue to serve our customers through our e-commerce sites."

The company said it would provide benefits and compensation to all workers affected.

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