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Lowe's closing stores, distribution centers on Easter Sunday

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Posted at 2:40 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 15:40:57-04

Lowe's announced on Tuesday that all of its stores and distribution centers will close on Easter Sunday, April 12.

The company says the closure is to allow their teams to have a day off to spend the day with their families and loved ones and to recharge from working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"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 in a press release. "We will take steps to ensure that no hourly associate loses scheduled hours or has a reduction in pay as a result of closing on Sunday. I want to personally thank our 300,000 associates who have helped families stay safely at home. Their actions are nothing short of heroic."

Lowe's has also made announcements that employees will see a temporary wage increase through the month of April with special payments for hourly associates.

The company has also pledged to make masks and gloves available for associates who request them.

According to the press release, Lowe's has implemented a number of operational changes at its stores including third-party cleaning shifts, social distancing guidelines, curbside pickup and Plexiglass shields at registers.