U.S. retailers are slowly reopening after the coronavirus forced them to shutter.
As the U.S. emerges from over a month-long lockdown, in which states and municipalities prohibited all but essential businesses from operating, retailers aim to recover from pandemic-related losses. Retail sales dropped 8.7% in March, the largest monthly dip ever recorded. Now, although some states like New York and California are still shut down, most of the U.S. has partially reopened.
Almost all stores said they would increase cleaning protocols and institute social distancing measures, including limiting the number of customers in stores, closing fitting rooms, mandating staff wear masks and gloves, providing customers hand sanitizer, installing protective shields at cash registers and using social distancing markers.
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Source: Yahoo Finance