ATLANTA ― The Home Depot has announced it is temporarily adjusting store hours in the U.S. in response to COVID-19. Beginning tomorrow, stores will now close daily at 6 p.m. with opening hours unchanged. The company says the adjusted hours will give stores the ability to staff appropriately and provide additional time to restock shelves and perform cleaning. As many items are in high demand, retailers and supply chain teams are prioritizing replenishment and restocking as quickly as possible. Among other measures, all hourly full-time associates will receive an additional 80 hours of paid sick or personal time, and part-time workers will receive an additional 40 hours.
(NOTE: Hardlines will provide an update once we have details of Home Depot Canada’s response to the crisis.)