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Kohl's extends nationwide store closure indefinitely, all sales associates will now be furloughed

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Posted at 8:44 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 21:44:30-04

MENOMONEE FALLS — Due to the spread of coronavirus, Kohl's announced Monday that they are extending their nationwide store closures until further notice.

Initially, Kohl's had announced their stores would be closed for two weeks, and workers would be paid through that period.

Due to the extension of the closure, all sales associates will now be furloughed.

The company says they will "continue to provide existing health benefits to furloughed associates at this time, and those impacted may benefit from the recently passed coronavirus stimulus legislation."

Kohl's is still fully functional online, and now, they will be offering in-store pickup from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

"It is an incredibly difficult decision to extend our store closures and temporarily furlough some of our associates," said Michelle Gass, Kohl's chief executive officer. "We look forward to the day that we can reopen our stores to welcome our associates back and serve the millions of families across the country that shop Kohl's."

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