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Nike is Closing All U.S. Stores Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Beginning on Monday, all Nike operated stores within the United States will be closed until at least March 27.

According to a report by CNBC and a statement released by Nike, the multi-billion dollar athletic-wear company will close all of its 384 retail stores located in the US due to the nationwide coronavirus outbreak.

According to CNBC, all workers will be paid in full during their time off, however long it might extend. While Nike’s international stores in countries such as South Korea, Japan, and most of China will continue to operate as usual, the unpredictable spread of COVID-19 is forcing closures in the states.

Here is the full statement provided by Nike:

“The well-being of our teammates and consumers is our top priority so we have decided to close our stores in multiple countries around the world including in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These closures will go into effect from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27. Customers can continue to shop on and on our Nike apps. 

“We are taking additional steps in other Nike-managed facilities, including the option to work from home, staggered work schedules, social distancing and additional safety and cleaning steps to help protect and support our teammates.

“Our Nike-owned stores in South Korea, Japan, most of China and in many other countries are currently open and will continue their normal operations.”

Nike joins other popular companies such as Apple and Urban Outfitters that have shut down their US-based stores. This should have been done days ago, but it’s a step that was necessary and needed to happen. Better late than never. Now if restaurant owners would just follow suit…

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

2 Comments for Nike is Closing All U.S. Stores Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

  1. Racerr11
    4:37 pm March 15, 2020 Permalink

    Who cares, I burnt all my Nike stuff when they took Betsy Ross flags off there shoes . I will never buy Nike again and wish UK would part with them . No we definately don’t need to close restaurants. People will see when this is over how ridiculous all these cancels were.. what a joke
    So if you would please stop suggesting anymore cancels or close anything else, you are not the one who needs to be talking about it just because you can right a column and are part of the fraud media.

  2. lexattorney
    11:15 pm March 15, 2020 Permalink

    *”Their” shows possession.
    *”Write” is what the people here do on this site.