PLANO, TEXAS – JCPenney is reopening several Indiana stores today after temporarily closing due to the coronavirus pandemic. The retailer says the seven store reopenings bring its total to 153 fully open stores nationwide.
The company says it is taking a strategic, phased approach to reopening stores based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local and state mandates.
The full list of Indiana stores reopening today includes:
- Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood
- Jackson Park in Seymour
- University Park Mall in Mishawaka
- Pilgrim Place Mall in Plymouth
- The Shops at Perry Crossing in Plainfield
- Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville
- Porters Vale in Valparaiso
“We are thrilled to welcome our associates and customers back to JCPenney stores in Indiana, and our top priority remains on the health and safety of our associates, customers, and communities,” said Jim DePaul, executive vice president of stores at JCPenney. “We want to ensure everyone is safe and feels comfortable as we continue to provide an engaging shopping experience.”
In an effort to provide a safe environment, JCPenney is implementing the following measures:
- Contact-free curbside pickup
- Diligent cleaning of the store throughout the day
- Social distancing procedures in place, with reminders throughout the store
- Contactless checkout
- Masks provided to each associate
- Extended return policy and a longer time window to use customer rewards
- Plexiglass shields at open registers
- Associate training on safety practices
The company says it has also temporarily reduced store hours; Monday through Saturday stores are open from noon to 7 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Nationwide retailer Pier 1 Imports announced yesterday that it is filing for bankruptcy and closing all of its stores nationwide.