Bloomingdales in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Macy’s Inc. will temporarily close all of its stores by the end of today through March 31 in response to the coronavirus spread.

All Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s outlets, Bluemercury, Market by Macy’s and Backstage stores will shutter through March 31.

Macy’s said it will provide benefits and compensation to its impacted workforce.

“The health and safety of our customers, colleagues and communities is our utmost priority. As a result of the recent COVID-19 developments, we have decided to temporarily close our stores. We will work with government and health officials to assess when we will reopen our stores and safely bring our colleagues back to work,” said Jeff Gennette, chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s Inc. “During this closure, we will continue to serve our customers through our e-commerce sites.”

All three Macy’s Inc. brands — Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury — will continue to serve customers through, and and through its mobile apps.

On Monday, Nordstrom announced it was closing all of its stores, and Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman have temporarily closed their Manhattan flagships and are expected to announce more closings.

Macy’s Herald Square and the rest of the chain are temporarily closing. 

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