Bed Bath and Beyond announced Sunday afternoon it plans to temporarily close due to COVID-19.
Starting Monday, March 23, all Bed Bath & Beyond locations will close until April 3.
President and CEO Mark Tritton states that the move is to combat the spread.
“We realize the impact store closures will have on our associates and assure you the well-being of every employee is a top priority. We want to take care of them in the best way we can and will be providing applicable pay and benefits for this period.”
The company is also revising their return policy during the period.
“In light of this decision, we want to make sure to give you flexibility regarding any returns you might have and have extended our policy to allow returns for up to 240 days from the date of your purchase.”
In the statement, Tritton eluded to more focus being placed on their online experience during the closure.
“We remain open online and will continue to serve you through our website at bedbathandbeyond.com. We are enhancing our online capabilities while our buyers and distribution teams are working to replenish products as quickly as possible, so you can purchase and receive other essential items easily.”