03/16/2020 08:51 EDT | Updated 03/16/2020 16:03 EDT

Aritizia Closes Stores Everywhere Over COVID-19 Outbreak

Customers will still be able to shop online for the time being, the company says.

VANCOUVER ― Clothing retailer Aritzia Inc. is closing all of its stores until further notice as businesses across the country move to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The retailer says it feels it’s the best decision for its people, clients, partners and community as a whole.

It says customers will still be able to continue shopping through the company’s website for the time being.

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In this file photo, a fashion display is seen in an Aritizia store window in New York, N.Y., July 13, 2015. Aritzia is closing all of its stores until further notice.

Aritzia says it’s increasing precautionary measures to ensure the well-being of its concierge and distribution centre employees.

It is also shifting all support office employees to flexible working arrangements.

Aritzia has more than 95 stores.

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