Companies Make Changes to Regulate Coronavirus


Jayce Haun

Students and parents received a message from the school district stating that all schools would be closed until April 3.

With the new COVID-19 pandemic spreading so rapidly, large companies have started to make changes to help prevent themselves and their customers from contracting the virus. These changes include making employees work from home, closing down dining areas of restaurants, and even releasing movies for rental early.

Walmart recently changed its store hours from being open 24/7 to only being open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. These changes were made to give employees more time to replenish shelves and clean and sanitize the stores. Walmart has also made efforts to slow down the shortage of essential items by placing limitations on how many items you can buy.

Nike stated that they are closing all stores in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand to help curb the spread of the virus. Other major retailers such as Urban Outfitters and Patagonia have followed Nike, closing down their stores worldwide.

Efforts to stop the coronavirus have also been made by school districts all across the country. Nearly half of the nation’s schools have been closed so far this week due to the virus, most planning to remain closed for the rest of the month. During the students’ time off, some districts have scheduled deep cleanings of all schools.