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Macy's closes all stores in response to the coronavirus outbreak

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 15:32:34-04

Macy's has announced that it will temporarily close all stores at the end of the business day March 17 through March 31 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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.”

The closures involve all Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Bluemercury, Macy's Backstage, Bloomingdales the Outlet and Market by Macy's stores.

Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury – will continue to serve customers through macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com and through its mobile apps.