Based on the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, IKEA has closed all stores in the US until further notice, effective immediately.
Customers will still be able to shop online at IKEA.com, as home delivery services will be offered, as well as store Click & Collect pick-up between 11 am and 6 pm.
In the interest of safety, we’ve decided to temporarily close all of our US stores to the public, effective March 18. We’ll remain available at https://t.co/FNOoVm3s3V and will continue to offer Click and Collect in many stores. Learn more: https://t.co/oHal4RA8CX pic.twitter.com/N1qv3Xlm2E
— IKEA USA (@IKEAUSA) March 18, 2020
The company says that during this time, it will continue to support employees through paid leave and benefits.
IKEA also says that the company will continue to support its employees.
“Co-workers are at the heart of the IKEA business, and the retailer is committed to caring for its 18,000 co-workers in the best possible way,” reads the statement.
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“Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. This is the most responsible way IKEA can continue to care for our co-workers and our customers in a manner that is healthy and safe,” said Javier Quiñones, IKEA retail US president. “We are taking our role in containing this epidemic seriously, and we recognize the positive impact our actions could have on making life better for the millions of people who have been impacted by this crisis.”