The coronavirus pandemic is in the United States now and for the foreseeable future. The CDC and WHO are recommending that people practice social distancing, self-isolation, and to avoid public places. Some companies are taking the lead during the COVID-19 outbreak by closing their stores to prevent people from gathering, thus slowing the spread of the infectious disease and flattening the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here is a list of stores that are temporarily closing because of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak:
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. – The clothing retailer will temporarily close all of its stores outside of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region to help limit the spread of coronavirus.
Allbirds – Will close its stores in the U.S. and Europe through March 27.
American Dream – The second largest mall in the U.S. will be closed from March 16 through the end of the month. The megamall with a water park in New Jersey opened on October 25, 2019, after 17 years of development and delays.
Apple – The iPhone maker closed all of its stores outside of mainland China until March 27.
Everlane – The clothing company will close all of its stores until at least March 29.
Glossier – Cosmetics retailer is closing all stores and ceasing online operation until at least March 27.
King of Prussia Mall – The large mall in Pennsylvania will shut down indefinitely.
Nike – The biggest global sports footwear company is closing all of its stores in the U.S., Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, starting on March 16 until March 27.
Patagonia – The lifestyle brand is closing all of its stores and operations until at least March 27.
Reformation – The company will close all brick-and-mortar stores indefinitely.
Supreme – The streetwear brand will close it’s New York City and London stores until further notice.
Urban Outfitters – The clothing giant is shutting down all of its stores worldwide until at least March 28.
Verizon – The wireless service provider will close some of its retail stores across the country.
Warby Parker – The eyeglass retailer is closing all retail locations until March 27.
Retailers who are changing their operating hours to combat the spread of the coronavirus:
Aldi – Some of its grocery stores will be temporarily closed or have limited hours.
Fred Meyer – Stores will no longer be open overnight.
Giant Eagle – The grocery store chain will be open from 7 am to 10 pm.
Harris Teeter -The grocery store chain will close stores at 9 pm each night.
H-E-B – All of the grocery stores will be open from 8 am until 8 pm until further notice.
Kroger – Starting March 16, store hours will be 7 am to 9 pm.
King Soopers – The food store is changing its operating hours from 7 am to 8 pm.
Lululemon – The athleticwear retailer is limiting store hours in North American to 12 pm – 6 pm.
Publix – All of their grocery stores will close at 8 pm.
QFC – Stores will no longer be open overnight.
Ralphs – New store hours are 8 am until 8 pm.
Stop & Shop – Starting March 16, stores will open at 7:30 am and close at 8 pm.
Tops – Stores will be open between 6 am to 11 pm.
Walmart – The world’s second-largest retailer will temporarily limit 24-hour stores so that stores can adequately clean and restock. The new store hours will be from 6 am to 11 pm.
Wegmans -The grocery store chain will be closed overnight for cleaning.