GameStop retail chain has finally taken the necessary security measures: the company’s management tried to leave the stores open but has now closed all U.S. storefronts to customers, as of Sunday.
All GameStop stores that remain open have switched to curbside pick-up and delivery service only for orders placed online. Customers will not be allowed into the stores. There is no curbside pick-up for stores in states such as California and Nevada that have forced the retailer to shut down completely to comply with stay-at-home orders.
GameStop employees who worked at stores that have closed will be compensated: two weeks of paid time off for hourly associates. Furthermore, if an employee is working at a location that remains open, they may refuse to work without retaliation. CEO George Sherman assured employees in a letter obtained by Kotaku that this will not have a negative impact on the employee’s position at GameStop. “We respect that everyone has personal situations and preferences, so your decision will not impact your position with the company,” he wrote.