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Tracking retail’s response to the coronavirus

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, retailers took action, including temporarily closing stores and reducing hours. Now many are reopening as restrictions ease.

As the private and public sectors tried to manage the outbreak of COVID-19, retailers across categories took dramatic steps to try to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Retailers made tough decisions to temporarily close either all or some of their stores beginning in March, leading to furloughed employees and strained financials. In some cases, the choice was out of retailers' hands: Malls in certain areas initially closed their doors, forcing tenants to do likewise, and local and state governments mandated some retailers, those deemed nonessential, shut down temporarily. In recent weeks that trend started to reverse as more local and state governments eased restrictions.

While not exhaustive, here is a look at which retailers are still operating with closed stores or reduced hours across North America, which are open, and how employees are impacted by these decisions. Retail Dive will regularly update this tracker with the latest news, but as the situation evolves, things change quickly.

If you have information about a specific retailer not included here, or updated information about a retailer on the list, please reach out to us at [email protected].