With files from CBC News, The Canadian Press and Reuters. Retailers aren't the only ones making changes, as some health clubs are also being affected. However, some businesses are limiting their operations on their own initiative. 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 today, all of our stores in Greater China have reopened. Stores must allow for 2 metres of physical distancing between individuals. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. Comments are welcome while open. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. Here are the stores Lowe’s is closing in Canada in the new year Click to return to homepage. 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. 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. Macy's. United Airlines said it booked $1.5 billion US less revenue in March compared to the same time last year. Additionally, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation announced on Sunday that it would temporarily close all casinos in the province by Monday. Cineplex inc. announced late on Monday night in a press release it will be “temporarily closing” its network of entertainment venues. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. 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). 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 … 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. 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. H&M is temporarily closing stores amid the coronavirus outbreak. Though the rate of infections has dramatically declined, we know COVID-19’s effects are still being strongly felt. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. H&M is closing 250 stores next year because of the coronavirus pandemic, as people increasingly shop online. The fast-fashion giant is shuttering U.S. and Canada units through April 2. One was employed at the King Soopers grocery chain in Colorado, and the other at Fred Meyer, a grocery chain in Washington state. 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. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. The world's second biggest fashion retailer, Sweden's H&M, says it plans to cut 250 of its stores globally. 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. 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. 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 … Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. (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. 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. First, I want to recognize Apple’s family in Greater China. until further notice. 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. 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. Most Supercentre stores are typically open 24 hours while some Neighborhood stores also have 24-hour service. ... By Sunday Lush announced it was closing all 258 stores in the U.S. and Canada through March 29. The letter to employees suggests that both of those offers will only last for two weeks after being laid off. 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.". Mar 17 2020, 11:14 am EDT. Short-haul flights to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America will continue. "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. 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. Beginning Monday, all GoodLife Fitness and Fit4Less clubs are shut down. 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. Canada closing borders to noncitizens because of coronavirus, US citizens exempt from ban 'for the moment' Published Mon, Mar 16 2020 1:46 PM … Walmart is closing or has already closed at least 22 stores across 14 US states and Canada. As the COVID-19 pandemic deepens in Canada, governments have ordered the mandatory closure of all non-essential services and businesses. CBC News has obtained a letter that management at The Brick sent to its employees that suggests the chain's stores are also included in the closures and layoffs. Comments are welcome while open. 3:01 a.m.: Apple plans on closing all of its retail stores globally, except for locations in China. A pedestrian wearing a mask walks past a Brooks Brothers storefront closed during the COVID-19 crisis on May 06, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada. In a letter it stated it would be "ensuring regular pay for all staff during this period." 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). Links to COVID-19 (coronavirus) information for Canadians including current situation, statistics, financial support, your health, travel, immigration, safety and awareness resources. 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. Victoria's Secret plans to permanently close approximately 250 stores in the U.S. and Canada this year. 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. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Ontario, which has seen the most COVID-19 cases in Canada, planned to table a bill aimed at helping workers affected by the outbreak. Both are subsidiaries of Kroger's. As of Sunday afternoon, Canadian health officials have recommenced people avoid gatherings of 250 people or more but have not advised retailers to shutter. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Lush: Temporarily closing all 258 Lush retail stores in the U.S. and Canada, starting Monday through March 29. 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. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. 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. Amid U.S. travel restrictions, travellers coming back to the U.S. faced long lines and hours-long waits for required medical screenings. The company said it will resume flights when "there are yet again conditions to conduct commercial aviation." ... Patagonia closing stores through March 27 and temporarily halting online sales. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Nike : The athletic apparel company announced U.S. … Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. I want to express my deep gratitude to our team in China for their determination and spirit. 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. 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. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Catherine Paradis, Senior Research and Policy Analyst, CCSA . The department store chain will be … 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. ... Alberta launches new COVID-19 ad campaign aimed at … Beauty giant Sephora has announced that all stores in the U.S. and Canada will close their doors until April 3 … 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. 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. Other retailers are following Apple and closing their stores, including Urban Outfitters, Everlane, Lush, Patagonia and Vancouver-based Lululemon. More than 4,700 Walmart and Neighborhood Market locations in the U.S. will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 pm. 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. 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. 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. 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. The list of what flights and airports will be affected has not yet been decided. 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. Effective today the Company is closing all of its stores in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia for two weeks. "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. 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.". The scope of essential or priority services varies among 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. Holiday guidance for businesses: the rules are the same but the province has come out with a reminder document in advance of the holidays. 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. SOPA ImagesGetty Images. 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. 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 Canada is the No. 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. View holiday guidance: Retail stores and markets must operate at a maximum 50% patron capacity. VIA Rail said it's scaling back service in its corridor from Windsor to Quebec City to comply with government guidelines for social distancing. 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 … The airline did not announce any layoffs, but is grounding about 135 planes. COVID-19: Retailers closing stores for worker, customer safety. U.S. supermarket chain Kroger said two of its employees have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and are recovering. 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. Andrew Chin/Getty Images The company also said it has enacted an emergency leave policy that allows for paid time off for workers diagnosed with the coronavirus and those placed under a mandatory quarantine by a doctor or public health authority. It was canceled next year because of COVID-19 and the border closing. The government did not immediately say when the bill would come before the legislature. SAS said it will have to temporarily lay off about 10,000 employees, or about 90 per cent of its workforce. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. 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. Retail Liquor Stores during COVID-19 . The chain's online sales operation and delivery services are functioning normally. All 258 Lush stores across Canada and the U.S. will be temporarily closed until March 29, the company's owners said. 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. 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. 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