March 19, 2020
WATERTOWN, S.D.–Many businesses have been adjusting their hours or closing altogether in recent days due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In Minnesota. Governor Tim Walz signed an executive order this week ordering all bars, restaurants, theaters, fitness clubs and community centers to close in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Such a move has not been made in South Dakota, although schools in the state will remain closed through at least March 27th.
However, some retailers are voluntarily shutting their doors, among them women’s clothing store Maurices, which is a tenant in the Watertown Mall.
Below is a statement that was posted on the company’s website Wednesday:
Dear Maurices community,
The health and well-being of our customers and associates is our highest priority. With that in mind, we have made the decision to temporarily close our stores across the U.S. and Canada effective end of day today for up to two weeks.
We are so proud of how our teams have worked together during this difficult time. All store associates will receive compensation for their scheduled hours during this two-week period.
Our home office and design office associates in Minnesota and New York will also work from home during this time.
We remain open 24/7 at maurices.com and are offering free shipping. You can also connect with us on our social channels Facebook and Instagram. If you have any questions or thoughts you want to share, we’d love to hear from you. Community has always been core to who we are, and now, more than ever, we’re grateful to be part of yours.
You mean the world to us, and we’re all in this together. Be safe and know that we are always here for you.
President & CEO