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TJ Maxx, Marshalls reopening stores after closing due to COVID-19 pandemic

TJ Maxx, Marshalls reopening stores after closing due to COVID-19 pandemic
Posted at 4:36 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 17:18:35-04

TJX Companies, which owns stores TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods, is reopening their stores back up.

The company began reopening their stores on May 2 after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The parent company temporarily closed all its stores back on March 19.

By the end of June, the parent company plans to reopen all of its stores, it said in a press release.

As of last week, the company said it had reopened 1,600 stores worldwide - including in 25 states.

"In these unprecedented times, our hearts are with everyone around the world who has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including our Associates and their families, our customers, and the communities we serve," said Ernie Herrman, Chief Executive Officer and President of The TJX Companies, Inc., in the press release. "Throughout our 43-year history, we have navigated through many challenging economic and retail environments, and I am convinced that we will manage through this as well. While the pandemic has resulted in our making difficult decisions, TJX has always been and remains a fundamentally strong company. We have a senior management team with decades of TJX and off-price retail experience, who are fully dedicated to managing through this crisis while ensuring the long-term stability and strength of TJX and returning the company to its path of long-term, successful growth. I want to thank our global Associates who are doing excellent work in the midst of this, and we are all looking forward to the day when our business is fully open again and we can welcome our Associates and customers back worldwide."

The company said protective shields would be installed at cash registers, and store employees will wear a mask.

Employees will also receive daily health screenings and temperature checks, the company stated.

Fitting rooms, the company said, will remain closed in U.S. stores.