Nordstrom sets reopening date for NYC stores

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Nordstrom sets reopening date for NYC stores

By Marianne Wilson - 06/19/2020
Nordstrom storefront

Nordstrom is getting back to business in the Big Apple.

The department store retailer, which has been reopening its stores in phases nationwide, will reopen its six locations in New York City on Wednesday, June 24. The opening come two days after the city enters phase two of the reopening of its economy following the COVID-19 shutdown.

The locations, all in Manhattan, include its new women’s flagship, men’s store, two Nordstrom Rack stores and two Nordstrom local shops. 

“We’ve been paying close attention to guidance and directives from local and national authorities, taking steps to ensure our stores and operations remain in alignment with those,” Nordstrom stated. “We’re continuing that approach with our reopening and are only opening stores where it’s allowed by state and local governments, where we’re prepared with the proper safety measures and protocols, and where we have confidence we can ensure the safety and well-being of our employees and customers.” 

To make its customers and employees feel safe in its stores, Nordstrom will be:

  • Conducting health screenings for employees before they come into work;
  • Providing face coverings for employees and customers; 
  • Taking steps to allow for social distancing of six feet or more, including limiting the number of customers and employees in the store;
  • Increasing cleaning and sanitization; 
  • Modifying the fitting room experience;
  • Continuing to offer contactless curbside services at full-line stores;
  • Pausing or adapting high-touch services and customer events;
  • Keeping tried on or returned merchandise off the salesfloor for a period of time; and,  
  • Altering hours of operation.