Sephora Joins Long List Of Shuttered Stores Due To The Coronavirus
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES — French multinational chain of personal care and beauty stores Sephora is closing U.S. and Canada stores as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, due to concerns around coronavirus.
The retailer put out a statement saying stores would remain closed until April 3.
“The health and safety of our employees, their families and the community is our first priority, and to adapt to the rapidly changing situation related to coronavirus [COVID-19], we will be closing all Sephora stores across the U.S. and Canada from 5 p.m. local time tomorrow through April 3,” a Sephora spokeswoman said.
“All store employees will continue to receive their base pay for scheduled shifts for the duration of this closure. In addition, health and wellness benefits for employees who are currently enrolled will continue,” the spokeswoman said.
Sephora’s U.S. and Canada websites will remain operational, and supported through the company’s supply chain team. “We are taking enhanced measures to ensure their health and wellbeing. Should we experience any unplanned disruptions to one of our distribution centers, all employees will receive the same considerations,” the spokeswoman said.
The news comes several days after Sephora parent company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said it would cease production of luxury fragrances in order to repurpose that alcohol for hand sanitizers, which it will donate.
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