Lowe’s to close all stores, facilities for Easter to give workers ‘much-deserved’ day off

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Greenville – Circa April 2018: Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse. Lowe’s operates retail home improvement and appliance stores in North America I

Lowe’s announced on April 7 that all stores and distribution centers in the U.S. and Canada would close on Easter Sunday, April 12.

The closure is a way to give employees a day to relax as stores have ramped up work during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a statement.

“We want to provide our teams with a much-deserved day off to spend Easter Sunday with their families and loved ones and recharge,” company president and CEO Marvin Ellison said in the statement.

No hourly employee scheduled for Sunday will lose hours or face reduced pay as a result of the closure, according to the statement.

“I want to personally thank our 300,000 associates who have helped families stay safely at home. Their actions are nothing short of heroic,” Ellison said.

The statement said the company is also considering additional operational changes, including the following:

  • More third-party cleaning shifts
  • Enhanced curbside pick-up
  • Customized Plexiglass shields at all registers
  • In-store social distancing markers
  • Dedicated social distance ambassadors to monitor customer flow and adhere to guidelines
  • Regular overhead announcements and adjusted store layouts.

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