Aside from the closures, other retailers such as Walmart have been shortening the hours their retailers are open each day.
You can see some of the statements from retailers about the updates below.
Oour goal has always been to provide you with safe spaces to come together, laugh and be inspired. In the meantime, we’re here to answer questions, keep you entertained, and to continue to engage with our UO Community however we can. Take care of yourselves. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/p5J8kI2XOh
— Urban Outfitters (@UrbanOutfitters) March 14, 2020
Starting March 15, Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets will be open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice. This will help ensure associates can clean and stock products. Stores operating under more reduced hours will keep current hours of operation. https://t.co/xw5GuNFQ0F
— Walmart (@Walmart) March 15, 2020
LATEST COVID-19 related closure: @Nike announces it will close its US stores from March 16-27 to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. Stores worldwide also temporarily closing. #KSATnews pic.twitter.com/ohdVi597KT
— RJ Marquez (@KSATRJ) March 15, 2020
— Apple Terminal (@AppleTerminal) March 14, 2020
On Friday, President Donald Trump declared that the U.S. was in a state of emergency over the virus. This came just days after the World Health Organization classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic.
Many artists had to cancel or postpone shows due to the crisis to keep people safe. On March 12, promoters Live Nation and AEG postponed all of their current and future tours due to coronavirus.
Additionally, some movie theaters have restricted their theater capacities as a response to the outbreak.
Many states have all implemented public gathering regulations, restricting the number of people that can attend public events.
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