Kohl's announces temporary closure of stores nationwide due to coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 1:44 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 15:24:48-04

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.. -- Kohl's announced Thursday it would temporarily close all of its stores nationwide due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

All stores will close effective Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. local time.

“To demonstrate our support of the efforts underway to contain the spread of the coronavirus, we are closing all Kohl’s stores through at least April 1. We will support store associates with two calendar weeks of pay,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief executive officer. “We will continue to serve customers on and our Kohl’s App, and we look forward to reopening our stores soon to serve families across the country.”

Customers can continue to buy items at and through the Kohl's app.

Kohl's says to expect further updates on when store will re-open at

On Wednesday, Governor Tony Evers ordered a scaling down of all child care settings in the state amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Centers now may not operate with more than 10 staff members present at one time and more than 50 children present at one time.

The restriction went into effect at 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 19.

“Child care is an essential service for many of the folks working on the front lines to provide healthcare and vital services to our communities during the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Gov. Evers. “This is another step forward to ensure that service continues, while protecting our child care providers who are going above and beyond their regular duties to support our families, communities, and state.”

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Evers said those using child care who can keep their kids at home should do so.

Health officials reiterated for residents to take simple steps to help prevent the spread of coronavirus:
Frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water.Covering coughs and sneezes.Avoiding touching your face.Staying home when sick.

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