The Home Depot® Canada has announced that it is temporarily reducing store hours in response to COVID-19. The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,292 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico.
Through the press release, the retailer said that new hours will give stores the ability to staff appropriately and provide additional time to restock shelves and perform cleaning when Canadians come shopping for hot water heaters, refrigerators, cleaning supplies, electrical and plumbing repairs, and harsh weather items like tarps, propane and batteries.
Home Depot will be paying associates during self-quarantine due to direct COVID-19 exposure. All hourly full-time associates will receive an additional 80 hours of paid sick or personal time, and part-time hourly associates will receive an additional 40 hours of paid sick or personal time. These hours can be taken anytime from now until the end of the year.
Stores will now be limiting the number of customers inside at a time.
HOME DEPOT HOURS: Stores will now close daily at 6 p.m., beginning Saturday, March 21, 2020.