Coronavirus: Macy’s closes all stores through March

Macy’s is putting the final touches on its new Backstage store, which is opening in the Dayton Mall. KAITLIN SCHROEDER/STAFF
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Macy’s is putting the final touches on its new Backstage store, which is opening in the Dayton Mall. KAITLIN SCHROEDER/STAFF

Macy’s will temporarily close all stores by end of business today in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the retailer said.

Stores will be closed through at least March 31. The shut down affects all Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bluemercury, Macy’s Backstage, Bloomingdales the Outlet and Market by Macy’s stores.

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The company will provide benefits and compensation to its affected workers, Macy’s said in a news release.

“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. “During this closure, we will continue to serve our customers through our e-commerce sites.”