Ross Stores Inc. announced that given the rapidly escalating developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company will now temporarily close all Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS locations throughout the United States effective March 20, 2020 through April 3, 2020.

In support of its associates during this time of uncertainty, Ross Stores is currently providing up to two weeks of continued pay for any full-time or hourly associate who cannot work due to a COVID-19 related closure.

Barbara Rentler, chief executive officer, commented, “We want to emphasize that in these unprecedented times, the safety and well-being of our customers and associates will always be of the utmost importance to us. As previously announced, we have already closed numerous stores based on government directives and reduced store hours across the country. Today, we decided to close all locations to help prevent the ongoing spread of the coronavirus.”