The Home Depot Canada, meanwhile, said it would start closing stores at 6 p.m. starting Saturday and announced it is expanding its paid time off policy to … We reserve the right to close comments at any time. "We will continue to offer essential products online at Leons.ca, and we will continue to safely deliver these items to customers' homes where permitted, president Mike Walsh said in a letter to customers. Both are subsidiaries of Kroger's. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. A statement from Premier Doug Ford's office says the new bill will direct employers to offer protected leave for people affected by the pandemic. Starting Monday, Cadillac Fairview, which owns 70 malls across six provinces, will limit operating hours at all its locations to between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Ivanhoe Cambridge, which owns almost 30 malls across six provinces, is suggesting reduced operating hours to its tenants, although mall doors will remain open according to their usual schedules. Comments are welcome while open. One was employed at the King Soopers grocery chain in Colorado, and the other at Fred Meyer, a grocery chain in Washington state. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. United Airlines said it booked $1.5 billion US less revenue in March compared to the same time last year. Retailers aren't the only ones making changes, as some health clubs are also being affected. I want to express my deep gratitude to our team in China for their determination and spirit. Lush: Temporarily closing all 258 Lush retail stores in the U.S. and Canada, starting Monday through March 29. Macy's. However, some businesses are limiting their operations on their own initiative. The fast-fashion giant is shuttering U.S. and Canada units through April 2. Stores that will remain open will continue to operate on limited hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The letter to employees suggests that both of those offers will only last for two weeks after being laid off. Victoria's Secret plans to permanently close approximately 250 stores in the U.S. and Canada this year. Canada closing borders to noncitizens because of coronavirus, US citizens exempt from ban 'for the moment' Published Mon, Mar 16 2020 1:46 PM … Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Ireland is ordering all pubs and bars to close for two weeks and is urging people not to hold house parties for St. Patrick's Day. Short-haul flights to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America will continue. The history of Stage Stores goes all the way back to the 1920s when two of its chains, Bealls and Palais Royal, were founded as family-owned businesses. (CNN) - Starbucks is closing an additional 100 stores in the United States within the next year because of shifting consumer habits due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A growing number of retailers are closing stores or limiting their operating hours as customers remain home in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Though the rate of infections has dramatically declined, we know COVID-19’s effects are still being strongly felt. SAS said it will have to temporarily lay off about 10,000 employees, or about 90 per cent of its workforce. The company said it will reduce service by 50 per cent in the busy corridor, which includes routes between Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and London, Ont. U.S. supermarket chain Kroger said two of its employees have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and are recovering. Andrew Chin/Getty Images Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. In a letter it stated it would be "ensuring regular pay for all staff during this period." Cineplex inc. announced late on Monday night in a press release it will be “temporarily closing” its network of entertainment venues. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. H&M is temporarily closing stores amid the coronavirus outbreak. ... Patagonia closing stores through March 27 and temporarily halting online sales. ... Alberta launches new COVID-19 ad campaign aimed at … Federally, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the government will help people financially to ensure they can pay their rents or mortgages and buy food, as an increasing number of Canadians are being forced to work from home as more people test positive for the coronavirus. 3:01 a.m.: Apple plans on closing all of its retail stores globally, except for locations in China. The Toronto-based company, which also owns furniture chains The Brick, Appliance Canada and Midnorthern Appliance, said Wednesday the temporary layoffs represent about 50 per cent of its staff. Catherine Paradis, Senior Research and Policy Analyst, CCSA . Air New Zealand said job losses would be necessary as it cut long-haul capacity by 85 per cent over the coming months — in response to strict measures announced by the government — and suspended flights to destinations including San Francisco, London, Buenos Aires, Honolulu and Tokyo. Canadian furniture chain Leon's will temporarily close 72 of its 205 stores across Canada and lay off 3,900 workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Sunday afternoon, Canadian health officials have recommenced people avoid gatherings of 250 people or more but have not advised retailers to shutter. Nike is closing all of its stores in the United States and a number of other countries in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. The union representing WestJet flight attendants is expecting layoffs of more than 50 per cent of its staff as the number of flight cancellations and restrictions continues to mount amid the outbreak — although Mark Porter, an executive vice-president with WestJet, says the numbers being reported were communicated as one of several scenarios being contemplated. It will also waive the requirement for employees to obtain sick notes if they need to go into self-isolation or care for anyone in quarantine. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. The company said it will resume flights when "there are yet again conditions to conduct commercial aviation." Stage Stores was trying to get itself on a better financial footing after a weak 2019 holiday season — but then along came COVID-19, which forced the company to close its stores for weeks. As the situation around the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, our paramount concern has been for the health and safety of our customers and associates. IHOP Is Closing Around 100 Stores Due To Financial Issues Related To COVID-19 Ni'Kesia Pannell 10/30/2020 Rising death toll tempers US enthusiasm over coming COVID vaccine American Airlines said late Saturday that it is suspending about 75 per cent of its long-haul international flights, starting Monday and lasting through May 6, in response to "decreased demand" and U.S. government travel restrictions. Over the weekend, some Canadian mall owners announced they would cut back shopping hours by as much as 30 per cent for at least the next two weeks. The government did not immediately say when the bill would come before the legislature. Here are the stores Lowe’s is closing in Canada in the new year Click to return to homepage. Macy's is closing all of its stores nationwide, effective at the end of business March 17 through March 31, to try to help curb the spread of COVID-19. ... By Sunday Lush announced it was closing all 258 stores in the U.S. and Canada through March 29. "We do not take any of the decisions we make lightly, and we are working hard to look after our team members across the country in every location," said the letter from Brick CEO Dave Freeman. On Sunday, Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau's office said no Canadian airports will be closing to domestic flights, but some international flights will be diverted to certain airports. On Jan. 22, the owner of greeting card retailers including Carlton Cards and Papyrus announced it was closing all of its stores in North America, including 76 Canadian locations. With files from CBC News, The Canadian Press and Reuters. Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) said it was temporarily halting most of its flights starting Monday due to travel restrictions and the "non-existent demand" for air travel. A pedestrian wearing a mask walks past a Brooks Brothers storefront closed during the COVID-19 crisis on May 06, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada. The iconic jeweler said late Tuesday that it is closing all its stores in the U.S. and Canada, effective immediately and through the end of the month. Additionally, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation announced on Sunday that it would temporarily close all casinos in the province by Monday. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Other retailers are following Apple and closing their stores, including Urban Outfitters, Everlane, Lush, Patagonia and Vancouver-based Lululemon. Goodlife said all member payments are being suspended as of Tuesday and any paid-in-full memberships will be put on freeze until further notice and expiry dates will be extended. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Some states in the U.S. are closing dine-in restaurants, while locked down European countries like Spain, France and Italy ordered the closures of cafés and restaurants. The coffee chain also said  it's also temporarily closing stores in "high-social gathering locations" such as those in shopping malls and on university campuses and workers whose hours will be affected by the pandemic will get "catastrophe pay.". More than 4,700 Walmart and Neighborhood Market locations in the U.S. will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 pm. VIA Rail said it's scaling back service in its corridor from Windsor to Quebec City to comply with government guidelines for social distancing. until further notice. In a release, the company says it will give laid-off employees a top-up on top of whatever they are entitled to under Employment Insurance and will extend benefits to them. Amid U.S. travel restrictions, travellers coming back to the U.S. faced long lines and hours-long waits for required medical screenings. All 258 Lush stores across Canada and the U.S. will be temporarily closed until March 29, the company's owners said. It will continue to fly three routes: One daily flight from Dallas to London, a daily flight from Miami to London, and three per week from Dallas to Tokyo. DavidsTea: The Montreal-based beverage retailer announced on July 30 that it would only reopen 18 of its stores in Canada, shuttering 166 Canadian locations and all of its 42 U.S. stores … Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. It was canceled next year because of COVID-19 and the border closing. Walmart is closing or has already closed at least 22 stores across 14 US states and Canada. As of today, all of our stores in Greater China have reopened. SOPA ImagesGetty Images. Starbucks has closed its cafes in the United States and Canada for two weeks because of the spread of coronavirus, reducing services to drive-thru and delivery only. The dense crowds Saturday at some of the 13 airports where travellers from Europe are being funnelled — among the busiest across the country — formed even as public health officials called for "social distancing" to stem the spread of the pandemic. The airline also said it would cut corporate officers' salaries by 50 per cent and reduce flight capacity by about 50 per cent in April and May, with deep capacity cuts also expected into the summer travel period. Beauty giant Sephora has announced that all stores in the U.S. and Canada will close their doors until April 3 … Ontario, which has seen the most COVID-19 cases in Canada, planned to table a bill aimed at helping workers affected by the outbreak. The airline did not announce any layoffs, but is grounding about 135 planes. H&M is closing 250 stores next year because of the coronavirus pandemic, as people increasingly shop online. Starbucks Canada said people will still be able to make purchases in-store and online, but they'll be encouraged to take items to go and have taken the step of removing seating from its stores. Hardware stores in Ottawa have moved to curbside pick-up and delivery only after Ontario ordered hardware stores to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Holiday guidance for businesses: the rules are the same but the province has come out with a reminder document in advance of the holidays. The scope of essential or priority services varies among Beginning Monday, all GoodLife Fitness and Fit4Less clubs are shut down. The world's second biggest fashion retailer, Sweden's H&M, says it plans to cut 250 of its stores globally. CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. Nike : The athletic apparel company announced U.S. … The COVID-19 pandemic in Canada is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).The virus was confirmed to have reached Canada on January 27, 2020, after an individual who had returned to Toronto from Wuhan, Hubei, China, tested positive.As of December 12, 2020, there have been … Nike said Sunday that it would close stores in Canada, the United States, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand in an effort to limit the spread of the virus. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). As the COVID-19 pandemic deepens in Canada, governments have ordered the mandatory closure of all non-essential services and businesses. The chain's online sales operation and delivery services are functioning normally. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Stores must allow for 2 metres of physical distancing between individuals. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Effective today the Company is closing all of its stores in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia for two weeks. Retail Liquor Stores during COVID-19 . Tory Burch, as well, announced on Instagram that the brand would be closing all of their stores in the United States and Canada through at least March 29. A growing number of retailers are closing stores or limiting their operating hours as customers remain home in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Canada is the No. Most Supercentre stores are typically open 24 hours while some Neighborhood stores also have 24-hour service. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. The list of what flights and airports will be affected has not yet been decided. View holiday guidance: Retail stores and markets must operate at a maximum 50% patron capacity. Links to COVID-19 (coronavirus) information for Canadians including current situation, statistics, financial support, your health, travel, immigration, safety and awareness resources. COVID-19: Retailers closing stores for worker, customer safety. The department store chain will be … Canadian furniture chain Leon's will temporarily close 72 of its 205 stores across Canada and lay off 3,900 workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your guide to COVID-19 and its impact on life in Canada, temporarily close all casinos in the province, suspending about 75 per cent of its long-haul international flights, layoffs of more than 50 per cent of its staff, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. Outdoor retailer MEC said in an email to its members that it was reducing store hours to noon to 6 p.m. every day — except noon to 5 p.m. on weekends in Quebec — starting today. The chain said all stores are normally fully cleaned on a daily basis anyway, but now the company will be stepping up efforts to "disinfect and sanitize all high traffic and high touch areas, such as door handles, pin pads, countertops, washrooms etc.". Walmart in the U.S. said over the weekend it is limiting hours to ensure stores can keep sought-after items such as hand sanitizer in stock. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. First, I want to recognize Apple’s family in Greater China. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. New York City's mayor said in a statement late Sunday he's signing an executive order limiting restaurants, bars and cafés to food takeout and delivery only — and also said nightclubs, movie theatres and concert venues will close — while the governor of hard-hit Washington state announced a statewide shutdown of restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. 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