A major Ocala department store is temporarily shutting its doors because of the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
Kohl’s announced to its customers late Thursday night that all of its stores across the nation will be closed through at least April 1. The company said the move was part of an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and promised that all of its employees would receive two weeks of pay.
The Ocala Kohl’s store is located at 4031 SW 43rd Street Rd. in the Berkshire Oaks plaza. The company also has nearby stores in Gainesville and Lady Lake, just outside the walls of The Villages.
Kohl’s will continue to operate through its website, kohls.com, and the Kohls app, 24 hours a day. Those ordering items from the company during the store closures will receive the items at their home addresses.
“We are all living through a time of great uncertainty when we do not know exactly what will come in the weeks and months ahead,” the statement read. “Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by COVID-19, including those diagnosed with the virus, all of the caregivers at home and in health care, and those who job or school has been affected.”