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Lowe’s closing all stores Easter Sunday to give employees ‘much-deserved day off’

Posted at 1:00 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 13:00:48-04

The home improvement hardware store Lowe’s will be closing all it's stores and distribution centers across the nation on Easter Sunday.

The announcement was made on Tuesday as part of the company's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CEO Marvin Ellison said the company wants to give their employees a “much-deserved day off” to spend their holiday with families and loved ones and “recharge.”

“We will take steps to ensure that no hourly associate loses scheduled hours or has a reduction in pay as a result of closing on Sunday,” Ellison said. “I want to personally thank our 300,000 associates who have helped families stay safely at home. Their actions are nothing short of heroic.”

Lowes is also temporarily increasing employee wages through the month of April and providing a special payment for hourly associates and ensuring they have masks and gloves available for associates who request them.

To read more on the announcement, click here.