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Here’s every retail store and theater shutting down over coronavirus

Published Mar 17th, 2020 2:18PM EDT
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  • Dozens of major retailers are indefinitely closing their stores to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Apple, Clavin Klein, Foot Locker, Nike, and Tommy Hilfiger are just a few of the stores affected.
  • Many theater chains are closing their doors as well, including AMC and Regal.
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Now that we are officially in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, we have to start coming to terms with our new reality. For many of us, that means working from home, taking kids out of school, washing our hands and cleaning everything vigorously, and understanding that daily life will be disrupted for weeks and months to come.

Part of that disruption will directly affect countless workers all around the country and the world, as many businesses have no choice but to shut down their brick-and-mortar locations for the safety of the general populace. This will be a difficult storm for many of the stores to weather, especially if the federal government does not take drastic steps to assist, but it’s an important move to help ensure that the coronavirus spreads less rapidly.

You’ve probably heard about some of the closures via the news or on social media, but Business Insider put together a helpful list of every major US retailer that has closed its doors to help fight the coronavirus.

Here is a complete list of retailers that have or are planning to temporarily shut down their stores as of March 17th:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Allbirds
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Anthropologie
  • Apple
  • Artizia
  • Away
  • Calvin Klein
  • Chico’s
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Disney Store
  • DSW
  • Everlane
  • Foot Locker
  • Fossil
  • Free People
  • Gilly Hicks
  • Glossier
  • Hollister
  • IZOD
  • J.Crew
  • Kiehl’s
  • L.L. Bean
  • Lands’ End
  • Levi’s
  • Lululemon
  • Lush Cosmetics
  • Madewell
  • Mark and Graham
  • New Balance
  • Nike
  • Nordstrom
  • Outdoor Voices
  • Patagonia
  • Phillip Lim
  • Pottery Barn
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Reformation
  • REI
  • Rejuvenation
  • Rent The Runway
  • Rothy’s
  • Sephora
  • Speedo USA
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Under Armour
  • Uniqlo
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Van Heusen
  • Vans
  • Vineyard Vines
  • Warby Parker
  • West Elm
  • Williams Sonoma

Many of these stores say that they plan to reopen in a week or two, but it’s hard to imagine that we will have the virus under control as soon as late March or early April. The good news is that many of the companies say they’ll continue to pay employees for the shifts they won’t be able to work while their retail stores are closed.

In addition to the retailers listed above, the following movie theater chains have closed indefinitely as well:

  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas
  • AMC Theaters
  • Bow Tie Cinemas
  • Harkins Theatres
  • Regal Cinemas
  • Showcase Cinemas

We will do our best to keep this list updated, but based on the sheer number of closures that have been announced within the past few days alone, it might soon be easier to list the locations that are staying open instead of the ones that are closing down. Either way, there’s not much reason to leave the house anytime soon.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.