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Bed Bath & Beyond closes all stores until April 3 because of coronavirus

Patriot-News - 3/23/2020

Bed Bath & Beyond will close all of stores today, Monday, March 23 through April 3 because of the coronavirus.

In an email sent to customers, the company also said it will continue to pay employees and provided benefits.

The retailer had come under fire from employees when it previously had said it would stay open during the pandemic.

CNN reported, however, “The company indicated its buybuy Baby and Harmon Face Value stores are not included in the updated closure.”

The company also extended its return policy, allowing for returns up to 240 days from the date of the purchase.

Bed Bath & Beyond joins a growing list of national chains that have shuttered their doors temporarily during the COVID-19 outbreak and requests and orders from government officials to practice social distancing to stem the spread of coronavirus.

Bed Bath & Beyond is open online.

“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,” according to the statement signed by Mark Tritton, president and CEO.

In Pa., as in some other states, businesses that are not considered to be life-sustaining have been ordered to close as of 8 a.m. today.

MORE: Bed Bath & Beyond in January had said it would permanently close 60 stores.

MORE: State police began enforcing Gov. Tom Wolf’s order to close non-life-sustaining stores today.

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