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Nordstrom is closing all stores in Canada due to coronavirus

Nordstrom is officially closing all stores in Canada due to coronavirus, effective Tuesday.

The American luxury department store chain announced that it will temporarily shut all six full-line stores, as well as all six Nordstrom Rack locations.

The stores will remain closed for at least two weeks, and employees will continue to receive pay and benefits.

The closures come at a tricky time for Nordstrom; the company planned to open its seventh Nordstrom Rack located in Langley, B.C. on April 23. It also planned to launch an e-commerce site this spring.

CEO Erik Nordstrom said, "The health and safety of our customers and employees remain our top priority as we continue to make decisions during this rapidly evolving situation."

"We're taking decisive actions across the business to help protect employees, customers and others in the communities we serve."

Nike, Lululemon, Lush, Free People, Aritzia, Anthropologie, Abercrombie & Fitch, Patagonia, Under Armour, Urban Outfitters, Sephora and Apple have similarly shut down operations across Canada for the time being.

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