The Home Depot said Wednesday it will stat closing its nationwide stores each day at 6:00 P,M, and promote more vigorous social-distancing practices to help reduce the coronavirus pandemic.
The earlier closing will allow for sanitation and re-stocking, and will limit the number of customers during regular hours. The retailer also said it would eliminate its major spring promotions, in order to keep customer traffic at bay, and ask its employees to conduct health checks before reporting to work.
The company also said it will execute a so-called ‘Stop-Sale’ order on all N-95 face masks, and will redirect shipments to be donated to hospitals, healthcare providers and first responders around the country.
“As our communities battle COVID-19, The Home Depot is committed to providing the essential needs required to maintain homes and businesses while doing our best to protect our valued customers and associates,” said CEO Craig Menear.
“We want to thank our associates and our customers for their patience and cooperation as we work through this challenge together,” he added.
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