Coronavirus: Lowe’s closing Easter Sunday to give workers time with family

Lowe’s will close all stores and distribution centers in the U.S. and Canada on Sunday, April 12, to give workers time to be with family on Easter.

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“Our ability to support communities with essential goods and services during this pandemic is thanks to our outstanding, dedicated associates,” said Marvin Ellison, Lowe’s president and CEO. “We want to provide our teams with a much-deserved day off to spend Easter Sunday with their families and loved ones and recharge.”

The company will also make sure that the day off will not result in a loss of scheduled hours or reduction of pay for hourly workers.

“I want to personally thank our 300,000 associates who have helped families stay safely at home,” said Ellison. “Their actions are nothing short of heroic.”

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The announcement Tuesday is part of the company’s continued response to the coronavirus pandemic. Other actions taken by Lowe’s include increasing wages through the month of April. giving special payment to hourly workers and making sure gloves and masks are available for any worker who requests them.

The store also has enhanced its curbside pickup, place Plexiglass shields at registers, placed social distancing markers in stores and more.

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“We continue to listen to our associates’ and customers’ feedback and make necessary adjustments to help keep everyone in our stores safe during this unprecedented time,” Ellison said.

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