Boscov’s, Macy’s temporarily closing all stores

DOVER — Boscov’s chairman and CEO Jim Boscov announced Wednesday that all 49 stores are closing temporarily due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
In a letter to customers, he wrote in part:
“For everyone’s safety, we’re closing all stores and offices for now.
“Throughout this crisis, our first priority has always been the health and safety of our coworkers, customers and our communities. We have been guided by the recommendations of the CDC as well as other medical and governmental authorities.
“With that in mind, and in an abundance of caution, we have elected to temporarily close all 49 stores and offices except for a few critical areas important for the continuance of the corporation.
“We are doing this because we believe it is the most effective way to stop the spread of COVID 19, and we urge all business and individuals to follow the best advice of the medical community and be part of the solution.”
Boscov’s has Delaware locations in the Dover, Christiana and Concord malls as well as Salisbury, Maryland.
Macy’s, which has a location in the Dover Mall, also closed all of its locations effective Tuesday.

Helpful Coronavirus links

Delaware Division of Health Coronavirus Page
CDC: About the Coronavirus Disease 2019
CDC: What to do if You Are Sick
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
AP News Coronavirus Coverage
Reopening Delaware: Resources for Businesses
Delaware Phase 2 guidance

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