COVID Closures: More businesses opt to close

Editor’s note: BizWest will publish short notices about business closures resulting from the COVID-19 virus spread in the region. Stories identify organizations not required by executive order to close. Gov. Jared Polis’ order March 16 required closures of all restaurant dining rooms, bars and breweries, gyms, theaters and other large gathering places. Hair salons, tattoo businesses and related enterprises were added later. Information about closures can be sent to news@BizWest.com.

Kohl’s — Kohl’s closed its 1,100 stores in 49 states effective Thursday night. The stores will remain closed through at least April 1, the company said. Store employees will receive pay for two weeks during the closure. Online sales are still supported during the closure.

TJX Cos. Inc. — TJX Cos., parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls’, HomeGoods and Sierra Trading Post stores, has temporarily closed its stores globally for two weeks. The company also suspended its online stores and closed its distribution and fulfillment centers. Staff members unable to work remotely will be eligible for two weeks of compensation, the company said.

Elevations Credit Union — Elevations Credit Union has now closed all its lobbies and will handle in-person business only by appointment. The lobbies will close after today’s business. Appointments may be made at 800-429-7626.

Bed Bath & Beyond — Bed Bath & Beyond has sorted its stores into those that carry “meaningful amounts” of “essential items such as cleaning supplies, health, wellness and personal care products” and those that do not. About 800 stores that do not carry meaningful amounts of those essential items will be closed through April 3, and the others will remain open with limited hours, Mark Tritton, company CEO, told customers in an email notice. Those limited hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Online services will continue. Employees will be paid during the shutdown.

Stores in Northern Colorado and the Boulder Valley that remain open are in Fort Collins and Westminster. Stores in Loveland, Greeley, Longmont and Boulder will be closed.